Burlington man sentenced to 10 months in prison

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WINOOSKI — A 48-year-old man from Burlington is facing additional charges following an incident that took place in Winooski in 2018.

On July 20, 2018, the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations was referred a case from the Winooski Police Department regarding the alleged sexual abuse of a 6-year-old female.

The abuse was reported to have been perpetrated by John Eylar, now 48 years of age.

Eylar was arrested July 23, and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

Continued investigation by CUSI and DCF led investigators to eventually charge Eylar with aggravated sexual assault in November of 2018 as more evidence was uncovered.

After a lengthy court process, in September of 2022, a plea agreement was reached where Eylar pled guilty to the original charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and the state dismissed the aggravated sexual assault charge.

Today, Eylar was sentenced to serve 10 months of incarceration by suspending the remainder of the minimum sentence for this crime with probation.

He was released from court today and ordered to turn himself in on February 17, 2023.

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