POLICE: Man, 77, accused in connection to sexual abuse at St. Johnsbury daycare


A 77-year old St. Johnsbury man is accused in connection to reports of sexual abuse at a daycare he helped run, according to police.

Police say Thomas Claffey, 77, is facing a charge of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a child.

Police say, the abuse happened in 2014 at a home daycare facility at 818 Concord Ave. in St. Johnsbury.

Claffey helped run the daycare and at times would aid in supervising some of the children, according the press release sent by Vermont State Police.

Police first received reports on the abuse Thursday and arrested Claffey on Sunday.

Claffey was released on conditions and will appear in Caledonia Superior Court on Monday.

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