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Bennington man gets 15 years for sexually assaulting teen

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2011.

Jay Allard of Bennington was convicted in May.

The Rutland Herald reports the girl, now 17, read a statement in court Tuesday saying the 55-year-old Allard knew she suffered from depression and took advantage of her.

Judge Cortland Corsones said Allard knew the girl was going through a tough time in her life and lured her with alcohol and marijuana.

Allard said he never meant for anyone to get hurt.

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