Vernon Police Seek Sexual Assault Suspect

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Vernon Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a former local resident suspected in the recent sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl.

Edward Lester

Edward Lester (Vernon Police photo)

Police say Edward Lester, 38, has convictions on sexual assault and assault involving a knife. Lester is known to frequent Manchester and Torrington, or he may be staying in New York City, said authorities.

Police say anyone who comes across Lester should not attempt to approach him and should call Vernon Police Detective Skewes at 860-872-9126, extension 270.

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