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Vt. man charged with sexually assaulting girl

November 19, 2010

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt.—A 50-year-old Vermont man is facing charges he sexually assaulted a girl for four years beginning when the child was in the second grade.

Peter Gusha pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of aggravated sexual assault on a child and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. He could get life in prison.

The Rutland Herald says the mother of the alleged victim, now 15, said following Gusha's court appearance Wednesday that the allegations against Gusha came to light after the girl was sexually assaulted by another man.

Police say Gusha recorded an audio statement apologizing to the girl.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/