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Paraprofessional Arrested for Sex Assault

Shawn Pratt Shawn Pratt

Bennington, Vermont - September 19, 2008

A paraprofessional at Mount Anthony Union High School is accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

36-year-old Shawn Pratt, of Bennington, is charged with aggravated sexual assault and lewd and lascivious conduct. Police say he did not meet the victim through his job with the district.

Now the school is investigating why Pratt was even hired. He has prior assault and drug convictions. And he is scheduled to spend the month of October in jail for domestic assault.

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