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June 27, 2018

Middlesex Barracks / Aggravated Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault, Lewd and Indecent Conduct, Luring a Child

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A302363

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Trooper James Vooris                        

STATION: Vermont State Police Middlesex  

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: Summer 2017 - Spring 2018

INCIDENT LOCATION: Multiple locations throughout Washington/Orange County

VIOLATION: Aggravated Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault, Lewd and Indecent

Conduct, Electronically Disseminating Indecent Material to Another Person, and

Luring a Child

 

ACCUSED: Douglas Hersey

AGE: 43

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Plainfield, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE: Juvenile

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: In May 2018, Detective Troopers assigned to the Washington

County Special Investigations Unit were investigating a potential sexual

assault on a 15 year old juvenile that had occurred in the Plainfield/Orange

area. The investigation revealed that Douglas Hersey used multiple electronic

platforms, including Craigslist, to solicit and entice a fifteen year old

juvenile to engage in sexual acts. Troopers learned that these sexual acts

occurred on more than one occasion.

 

Troopers learned that Hersey met the 15 year old juvenile on multiple occasions and

engaged in sexual acts in the Washington/Orange County area. It was also learned

through the investigation that Hersey enticed and recruited the juvenile to engage in commercial sex acts.

 

Hersey was arrested on 6/27/2018 and brought to Washington County Criminal

Court.

 

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT DATE/TIME: 06/27/2018           

COURT: Washington

LODGED - LOCATION: Northeast Correctional Complex  

BAIL: Held without bail

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

 

 

 

*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.