Vt. man charged in kidnap, assault due in federal court
A Vermont man charged with kidnapping a woman and her son and later sexually assaulting the woman is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court in Burlington.
The federal court calendar says Everett Simpson is due to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Conroy in Burlington on Tuesday.
Simpson is charged with leaving a Bradford drug abuse treatment center Jan. 4 and traveling to Manchester, New Hampshire, where the alleged kidnapping took place. He is then alleged to have brought the woman and her son back to Vermont where the woman was assaulted.
Police said Simpson then fled to Pennsylvania where he was apprehended after he crashed a stolen car while fleeing police. He was also charged with a variety of state offenses in Pennsylvania.
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