Police: 71-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted Children

Alton "Sonny" McFarlane is accused of aggravated sexual assault and lewd conduct with a 10-year-old girl.


A 71-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Morristown, Vermont, is charged in that case and two others after women came forward and accused him of years of sexual abuse.

Police arrested Alton "Sonny" McFarlane Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child for the case regarding the 10-year-old.

Morristown Police have been investigating since the girl said McFarlane abused her in September. During the investigation, two women reported being abused by McFarlane for years, as far back as the 1970s.

While he was being arraigned for abusing the 10-year-old, he was charged with sexual assault and lewd conduct with a minor for the allegations by the women.

Anyone with any information about any of the cases is asked to call (802) 888-4211.

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