Vergennes man convicted on sex charges

MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County jury on Aug. 7 convicted a Vergennes man of lewd & lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 16.
The defendant, 39-year-old Steven R. Desjardin, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 14.
Vergennes police were notified on Oct. 14, 2018, of a possible sex offense reported to have occurred in the city. Following an investigation conducted by Detective Ruth Whitney of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, Desjardin was arrested and charged with the lewd & lascivious offense.
Police described the victim as a girl between the age of 8-10.
The one-day trial took place in the Frank Mahady Courthouse in Middlebury.
Desjardin was released on conditions pending his sentencing hearing.

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