VSP investigate teen sexual assault

On March 16, the Vermont State Police Rutland Unit for Special Investigations received a report of a sexual assault of an anonymous 17-year-old Rutland-area female.

The subsequent investigation revealed that the reported offender, Clarendon resident Shelby Martin, was a 19-year-old male who was known to the victim. The investigation further revealed that, prior to the alleged assault, Martin refused to allow the victim to leave.

Martin was arraigned March 30 to Rutland District Court. It is unknown at this time if Martin was released from court on conditions or lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.

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