- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted a 53-year-old woman last year.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/1OyYhx1 ) a judge ordered 32-year-old Japheth Medley held without bail in an Orleans court. He is charged with sexual assault without consent.

Police say they began investigating after a Newport City woman reported that she’d been raped on Oct. 15, 2014.

Police said she told them she was assaulted by the North Troy man at a friend’s house after they had been drinking.

Medley, who has a criminal record, is facing at least three years in prison and up to a life sentence if he’s convicted.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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