WCAX - A Vermont man has been convicted of sexual assault of a victim under 16 and human trafficking. Police say Douglas Hersey of Plainfield met the year-old victim back in through a Craigslist post and arranged to meet her for sexual acts multiple times. They say the former EMT and bus driver continued his grooming of the victim after she turned 16, intending to recruit her as an escort to engage in sex acts with other men for money. Hersey was sentenced to This is the first conviction of a human trafficking offense in Washington County.
Years Later, VT Sex Offender Registry Lacks Addresses – Vermont Network
This information is made available for the purpose of complying with 13 V. The registry is based on the legislature's decision to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of sexual offenses. This service does not contain the names of all the registered sex offenders in Vermont. Any person who uses information in this registry to injure, harass, or commit a criminal offense against any person included in the registry or any other person is subject to criminal prosecution.
The law protects residents of Vermont by ensuring that persons convicted of a sex offense register in the state. The law applies to sex offenders convicted in the state on or after July 1, According to the law, a sex offender who stays in Vermont for 10 straight days now lives in the state.
The Vermont Sex Offender Registry requires non-incarcerated individuals to notify it of their address. A man out on furlough argues that while he is out of prison, he is still incarcerated. Because of the jurisdiction of his crimes, Joshua Baker is not subject to the laws that now require Corrections to stay in contact with sex offenders that have not been compliant in the past. State law requires sex offender treatment before offenders are released, but the mandate does not apply to a small number who were convicted and imprisoned before the law went into effect. Convicted sex offenders who have served their full sentence without participating in treatment must disclose where they will live before release.