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Orwell man faces 'life' in sexual assault case: Jury finds Kolts guilty

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Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



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FORMER SCHOOL BUS driver Rein Kolts, left, and his lawyer Mark Furlan listen as Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans makes a point during a hearing Friday. Kolts was convicted by an Addison County jury of multiple sexual assaults on a girl. Photo by Mike Donoghue

MIDDLEBURY — A 70-year-old former coach and bus driver at Shoreham Elementary School is facing a mandatory 25 years to life in jail after he was found guilty by an Addison County Superior Court jury for repeated aggravated sexual assaults on a young girl between 2012 and 2014.

Rein Kolts of Orwell committed the sexual assaults on the girl when she was 11 to 13 years old, according to the charges filed by the Addison County State’s Attorney. She was not a student at the school nor even from the area.

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