Attorney General Bill Sorrell says that the Northfield Police Chief’s alleged wrongdoings
represent just one example of a case that might have been dealt with
differently in another year, and under more favorable economic
Attorney General Bill Sorrell and most of Vermont’s
state’s attorneys are backing a package of criminal justice reforms designed to
make it easier to prosecute sex crimes.
The package doesn’t include longer mandatory minimum
sentences for convicted child sex offenders because some members of the group
believe this issue needs more study.