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    Vt. Mental Health Worker Gets 4 to 15 Years in Sex Assault Case
    Herminio Serna, apodado "Spankio", fue condenado a muerte por un jurado del condado de Santa Clara en 1997 por los asesinatos de Esteban Guzmán, Marcos Baca y Sheila Apodaca.

    A Vermont mental health worker who admitted to sexually assaulting a patient at a private psychiatric hospital has been sentenced to four to 15 years in prison.

    The Brattleboro Reformer reports 49-year-old Robert Havens, of Brattleboro, pleaded guilty last year 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.

    Also, Havens must undergo treatment and register as a sex offender.

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

    Havens was placed on leave when he was charged.

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