Man accused of kidnapping, sex assault arrested in Maine

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BENNINGTON, Vt. A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting someone in a Vermont Inn has been arrested in Maine.

Vermont State Police say it happened at the Bennington Motor Inn on December 31st.

They say John Vautier, 41, of Harmony, Maine kidnapped and sexually assaulted someone at the Inn, causing serious injury.

Police say he was on the run for 12 days.

Saturday afternoon, Vautier was arrested by Maine State Police.

He is being held without bail in Maine, but is expected to be brought back to Vt. to face a judge.

We are working on finding out more information.