National Guard Member Pleads Not Guilty to Teen Sex Assault

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) – A Vermont National Guard member has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Joshua Robbins of Radcliff, Kentucky, appeared pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of sexual assault to a victim less than 16.

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Investigators say he had sex with a 14-year-old girl they identify on court papers only as KC, at a party at a Bethel home in September. The girl told police she became too intoxicated and passed out. She said she remembered sometime during the night that Robbins was on top of her and neither one of them was clothed from the waist down.

Police say the 22-year-old Robbins is often in Vermont for National Guard duties. He is being held on $10,000 bail. He’s due back in court Jan. 10.


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