Sex offender facing federal child pornography charges awaits trial

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A convicted sex offender is sitting in jail as he awaits a trial.

Sean Guillette/File

A judge ruled Wednesday that Sean Guillette has to stay behind bars until his trial for federal child pornography charges.

Sean Guillette is already a convicted sex offender. He served 17 years in prison for sexual misconduct with a child.

Now he's in trouble again. Police say he touched a little girl at the Hannaford Supermarket in Burlington's New North End back in June.

When police spotted Guillette's car near the Delta Hotel in South Burlington, they say he grabbed a box cutter and tried cutting his neck. He was then tased by an officer to disarm him.

He is facing a state charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.