St. Johnsbury man arrested for alleged child luring and lewd conduct

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A St. Johnsbury man was arrested for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and luring a child following an investigation that began with a suspicious call on June 2, according to local authorities.

Corporal Johnson and Officer Guyer of the St. Johnsbury Police Department responded to the call on Eastern Avenue involving a reported meeting between a 15-year-old and a 28-year-old.

Though the claim was initially deemed unfounded, further investigation revealed another contact between the minor and the suspect on or around June 6.

As a result of the investigation, 36-year-old Johnathen D. Young was arrested and held without bail at the Northeastern Correctional Complex.

Young is scheduled to appear in Caledonia Superior Court on June 12 at 12:30 p.m.

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