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Ex-Senator From Vermont to be Tried for 3rd Time on Sex Assault Charge

Vermont Supreme Court overturned Norm McAllister's sexual assault conviction in November

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Prosecutors say they will try a former Vermont state senator for the third time on a charge of sexual assault.

Mynbc5.com reports the Vermont Supreme Court overturned Norm McAllister's sexual assault conviction in November.

The court ruled that a trial court admitted inadmissible evidence, and a trial judge was in error when instructing the jury to disregard unstricken testimony.

Prosecutors say McAllister set up his tenant to have sex with one of his acquaintances instead of paying her electric bill.

McAllister has maintained his innocence, and his attorney says he will ask the court to dismiss the charge.

McAllister, a Republican, represented Franklin County in the state Senate when he was arrested in 2015.

He lost his re-election bid in the August 2016 primary.

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