Rhode Island man charged with sexual assault on a child in Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD — A 35-year-old man from Rhode Island was cited for sexual assault and lewd or lascivious conduct with a child that took place at a home in Sheffield.

Jeffrey Touchette, of West Warwick, was cited to appear in Caledonia District Court to answer to the above offenses.

The West Warwick Police Department in Rhode Island assisted with the issuance of the citation.

Police say this concluded an investigation by VSP detectives which revealed that between 2001 – 2006, Touchette engaged in sexually assaultive and lewd conduct upon a victim.

The alleged incidents began when the victim was age 7 and ended when the victim was age 12.

Touchette is due in court in Vermont on March 2.