A 57-year-old Michigan man pleaded guilty Tuesday to luring a child for sex and lying to police while living in the Upper Valley in 2015. According to court documents, 57-year-old Dale Vodden was sentenced to 10 months in jail for sexual exploitation and providing false information to law enforcement stemming from the May 2015 incident.
Vodden, who was released after the hearing having already served his sentence while awaiting a resolution, is accused of approaching a girl under the age of 16 at Riverbank Church in White River Junction and requesting a sexual encounter.
According to the affidavit, the girl then told her mother about Vodden, who in turn alerted police. A representative read a statement on behalf of the victim in court in which she encouraged other victims of unwanted sexual advances to come forward.
The Valley News reports that Vodden, who will also be required to register as a sex offender, was scheduled to take a bus back to Michigan Tuesday evening.