Burlington man charged with sex assault on a child

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BURLINGTON — A 34-year-old man from Burlington has been arrested for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl, police say.

On December 23, 2021, the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations was referred to a case from the Essex Police Department and the Vermont Department of Children & Families regarding the alleged sexual abuse of a 9-year-old back in 2018.

Police say the abuse was allegedly perpetrated by Rasean Marajah.

Investigators say that probable cause was established that Marajah committed the crime of aggravated sex assault on a child.

This case involved a pattern of reoccurring sexual abuse of the victim, investigators say.

Marajah was arrested on Tuesday in Burlington without incident.

He was processed and lodged at Northwest Correctional Facility

Marajah’s criminal history includes criminal convictions in several states including several violent felony convictions in the state of New York.

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