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Vermont man charged with soliciting children online

December 20, 2018

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a man accused of luring a runaway child he met online and soliciting children has been ordered held without bail.

Investigators in Vermont and New Hampshire filed multiple felony charges, including lewd or lascivious conduct with a child, against 51-year-old Daren Arsenault. MyNBC5 reports the Williamstown resident faced a Vermont judge and pleaded not guilty.

Police say the victim was found in a vehicle with Arsenault. He’s also accused of soliciting a 10-year-old girl in Vermont and attempting to solicit a 14-year-old girl in New Hampshire.

Officials say he will be extradited to New Hampshire to face other charges.

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