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June 27, 2017

Williston Barracks / Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

VSP Press Release-Incident


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 17A102830
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det. Trooper Jacob Metayer                           
STATION:  Williston                    
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

DATE/TIME: 06/22/17
INCIDENT LOCATION: Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, VT
VIOLATION: Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

ACCUSED: Jon Downing                                                
AGE: 33
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hyannis, MA

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of
sexual assault or domestic violence.)
AGE: 25
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 06/23/17 Vermont State Police - Williston barracks was contacted by members of the Army National Guard reporting an incident of lewd conduct which occurred at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, VT.  

Investigation into this incident revealed that an Army National Guard soldier who was at the facility in Jericho for training had been inappropriately touched while in formation by one of her supervisors.  This occurred while both soldiers were standing in a formation at the facility on June 22, 2017.  The alleged offender was reported to be Sgt. Jon Downing, age 33, from Hyannis Massachusetts.  Both soldiers were in the same unit.  

Downing was issued a Citation to appear in Chittenden Superior Court on 06/27/17 to answer the charge of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct.  The Army National Guard advised that they would be conducting their own investigation into this incident to run concurrently with the State investigation.  


COURT ACTION: Y 
COURT DATE/TIME: 06/27/17 at 08:30            
COURT: Chittenden Superior Court
LODGED - LOCATION:    n/a  
BAIL:  n/a
MUG SHOT: IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE




*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.


 
 
 

Trooper Jacob Metayer

Vermont State Police

Williston Barracks

 

Phone (802) 878-7111

Fax (802) 878-2742

Email: jacob.metayer@vermont.gov

 

 

Please note my new email address is jacob.metayer@vermont.gov