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April 25, 2017

Royalton Barracks / Sexual Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 17B201711
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sergeant Mike Dion
STATION: Royalton
CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: April 24, 2017 / 1830 Hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Valley Terrace / Hartford
VIOLATION: Sexual Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult

ACCUSED: Michael Paton
AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Thetford, VT

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of
sexual assault or domestic violence.)
AGE: 83
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On April 24, 2017 officers from Hartford PD were called to Valley Terrace, an assisted living facility located in Hartford. An employee at the facility reported that they had caught a male employee having sex with a female resident who was 83 years of age and suffering from dementia. The act occurred in the victim's room.
On April 25, 2017 detectives from the Vermont State Police arrested Michael Paton at the barracks in Royalton. Paton was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000.00 bail and will be arraigned in Windsor County Court on April 26. He will be charged with Sexual Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult, a felony offense.
The victim was treated at a local hospital and released on the night of the incident.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: April 26, 2017 / 1230 Hours
COURT: Windsor County Criminal Court
LODGED - LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility
BAIL: $10,000.00
MUG SHOT: Image Attached
PBT: NOT CONDUCTED



*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Detective Sergeant Michael Dion
Bureau of Criminal Investigations
Vermont State Police
Troop B
Phone: 802-234-9933
E-mail: Michael.Dion@vermont.gov





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