Williamstown man charged with soliciting children online

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Investigators in Vermont and New Hampshire have filed multiple felony charges against a Williamstown man accused of luring a runaway child he met online.

Daren Arsenault, 51, is being held without bail on multiple counts of lewd or lascivious conduct with a child, aiding a runaway and other charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police say Arsenault purchased alcohol for the runaway juvenile on multiple occasions. 

Arsenault is also accused of soliciting a 10-year-old girl in Vermont and attempting to solicit a 14-year-old girl in New Hampshire.

Officials say he will be extradited to New Hampshire to face other charges.

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