On April 24, 2017 officers from Hartford PD were called to Valley Terrace, an assisted living facility located in Hartford. An employee at the facility reported that they had caught a male employee having sex with a female resident who was 83 years of age and suffering from dementia. The act occurred in the victim’s room.
On April 25, 2017 detectives from the Vermont State Police arrested Michael Paton at the barracks in Royalton. Paton was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000.00 bail and will be arraigned in Windsor County Court on April 26. He will be charged with Sexual Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult, a felony offense.
The victim was treated at a local hospital and released on the night of the incident.