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    A Vermont mental health worker has admitted to sexually assaulting a girl.

    The Brattleboro Reformer reports 49-year-old Robert Havens, of Brattleboro, pleaded guilty Friday to sexual assault of a victim under the age of 16, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and obstruction of justice. As part of a plea agreement, several other charges were dismissed.

    Prosecutors say Havens said he began a sexual relationship with the victim in March 2017 while she was a patient at the Brattleboro Retreat. Authorities say Havens continued the relationship after the victim was released from the center.

    A Brattleboro Retreat spokesperson says the center placed Havens on leave when he was charged.

    Havens faces up to 45 years in prison when he's sentenced.

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