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Posted on: August 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Man Arrested for Sexual Assault at Library

On Thursday August 17, 2017 at approximately 7:30PM the Lebanon Police Department received a report of unruly juveniles inside of the Kilton Library on Main Street. During the subsequent response and investigation, officers found a 19 year-old male and 13 year-old female together in a bathroom inside the library. Further investigation revealed that the male and femalbensone were known to each other and that sexual contact took place between the two inside the bathroom.

As a result, Tyler M. Benson, age 19 of The Shady Lawn in White River Junction, VT, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, a Class A Felony, along with Felonious Sexual Assault, Second Degree Assault and Criminal Restraint, all Class B Felony charges.

It is alleged that the contact between Benson and the 13 year-old female was not consensual and that during the assault, Benson had choked the female and restrained her from leaving the bathroom. Benson was initially held on $30,000 cash bail and transported to the Grafton County House of Correction. On August 18th, Benson was arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court where his bail was reduced to $5,000 cash. Benson was subsequently released on bail from the jail on August 22nd.

Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello          Date: 08/24/17

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