Massachusetts man sexually assaults Vermont individual

A Massachusetts man is behind bars in Vermont after being arrested for aggravated sexual assault.

Vermont State Police said John E. Sumner Jr. assaulted someone in Bennington.

The Vermont Department for Children and Families said it received information on Nov. 2 about a sex offense that occurred sometime in the past.

Investigators with VSP in Shraftsbury and the DCF office in Bennington conducted a joint investigation and determined Sumner was the suspect.

He was held without bail in Rutland and will appear in court on Nov. 13.