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Connecticut Resident Pleads Guilty To Sexual Offenses With A Minor

CONTACT: Cathy Norman, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5512

October 11, 2011

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office announced that, during the process of jury selection yesterday in Vermont Superior Court in Windsor County, Philip Grasso, 58, of Manchester, Connecticut, plead guilty to five charges: sexual assault on a minor; two counts of lewd or lascivious conduct with a child; and two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.

According to documents filed with the Court, Mr. Grasso sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16 between 1998 and 2003 in Springfield, Vermont. Those documents also indicate that the lewd and lascivious conduct with a child offenses and the lewd and lascivious conduct offenses occurred during weekend visits to Springfield , Peru and Perkinsville, Vermont, over the same five year period.

The Court ordered a presentence investigation report. Sentencing is expected to take place in Vermont Superior Court in White River Junction in about six weeks.

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