NY man denies sexually assaulting child in Vt. 30 years ago

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A New York man accused of sexually assaulting a child 30 years ago in Vermont was in court on Tuesday.

Robert Provost

Robert Provost, 56, was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct in Burlington in 1990 after a family member reported the abuse to a child. That case was dropped.

Now, 30 years later, the alleged victim has come forward saying Provost assaulted them.

Provost was arrested last week at his Keeseville, New York, home.

Tuesday in court, he pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $10,000 bail.

If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.