August 29, 2013

Vt. caseworker accused of sex crime after visiting Maine girl

Bangor police say 26-year-old Jeffrey Parfitt is accused of doing an inappropriate exam on the girl after asking her father to leave.

The Associated Press

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — A Vermont caseworker has been charged with a sex crime involving a child after doing a follow-up visit with her in Maine.

Police in Bangor, Maine, say 26-year-old Jeffrey Parfitt of Middlebury is accused of doing an unnecessary and inappropriate exam on the girl after asking her father to leave. He's been indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge of unlawful sexual contact.

The Vermont Department of Child and Families has placed Parfitt on administrative leave. It's unknown if he's being represented by an attorney. He could not be reached for comment.

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