Winooski man accused of child sexual abuse held without bail


A 35-year-old Winooski man who was arrested in Barre earlier this week is being held without bail after pleading not guilty Friday in Vermont Superior Court. David R. Hojohn Jr, 35, was arrested Thursday in connection with the sexual assault and abuse of three juveniles. He was taken into custody by Barre City Police officers, with help from U.S. Marshals.

Hojohn was wanted on multiple charges of aggravated sexual assault on a Child, 1 count of aggravated sexual assault, multiple counts of lewd or lascivious conduct with a child and lewd or lascivious conduct. The charges stem from alleged sexual abuse perpetrated against all three juvenile victims, police said.

He has been lodged at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. The Winooski Police Department, Burlington Police Department, South Burlington Police Department, Barre City Police Department, Orange County Sheriffs Department, Vermont State Police, US Marshals Office and the Department of Children and Families assisted with the ongoing investigation.

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