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May 26, 2017

Vermont State Police/Lewd and Lascivious Conduct/05-14-2017/Town of Rutland

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

  

CASE #:  17B402756

TROOPER:  Detective Andrew N Todd                                              

STATION:  Rutland Unit for Special Investigations (RUSI)

CONTACT #:  802.747.0200 EXT 206

 

DATE/TIME:  May 14, 2017

LOCATION:  Rutland Town, VT

VIOLATION:  Lewd and Lascivious Conduct  

 

ACCUSED:  Richard E. Piper, Jr.  

AGE:  62

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Pittsford, VT

 

VICTIM #1:  Female 

AGE:  36   

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Rutland County

 

VICTIM #2:  Female 

AGE:  38   

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Rutland County

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On May 15, 2017, the Vermont State Police were notified by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) that Piper had exposed himself while in the Jacuzzi at the Holiday Inn located at 476 Holiday Drive in the Town of Rutland (Rutland County), VT.  It was unknown if the children that were swimming in the pool observed this behavior.    

Through the investigation it was learned Piper exposed himself twice on May 14, 2017, (Mother's Day) while in the Jacuzzi and the children did not witness the behavior.  However, two adult female mothers enjoying Mother's Day with their children were subjected to Piper's continuous sexualized behavior. 

In July of 2009, and February 2012, Piper was convicted of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct a total of three times.  One of the victims was under 13 years of age.  Piper is currently on the State of Vermont Sex Offender Registry.  Piper was arrested and transported to Rutland Superior Court. 

The Rutland Unit for Special Investigations (RUSI) is a multi-disciplinary team that investigates, prosecutes, and serves victims of sex crimes and child victims of severe physical abuse throughout Rutland County. 

 

COURT ACTION:  Yes

COURT DATE:  05/26/2017               

COURT:  Rutland Superior Court 

LODGED/LOCATION:  N/A    

BAIL:  N/A

MUG SHOT:  Attached