BRATTLEBORO — The road foreman of the Winhall Highway Department faces charges he sexually assaulted a girl between 1991 and 1995, starting when the girl was six years old and he was 10.
According to documents filed with the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division, Trevor Dryden, now 38, of Londonderry, sexually abused the girl a number of times until she was 13 years old.
When interviewed by the Vermont State Police, Dryden denied he ever had sex with the girl, but did say "I should have been the more mature one and not gone down that road."
"During the interview with Dryden, he denied having sexual intercourse with (the girl), however he did admit to various sexual conduct perpetrated on (her)," stated court documents.
Troopers began the investigation in late 2015 after a woman reported she had been sexually abused by Dryden when they were children. On Nov. 19, 2015, troopers met with Dryden to tell him about the accusations and to interview him.
The investigative report was forwarded to the Windham County State's Attorney's Office. Dryden was arrested on Sept. 23 and arraigned on Sept. 26. He was released on conditions, including that he not come into contact with his alleged victim.
According to Vermont statutes, there is no statute of limitations on aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The Windham County State's Attorney's had no comment on the charges.
Bob Audette can be contacted at 802-254-2311, ext. 160.