Man with Mass. ties faces child sex abuse charges

A man with a history of sexual abuse is facing charges for alleged incidents.

Jason Dresser, 24, of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, pleaded not guilty in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division Tuesday to two felony lewd-and-lascivious charges and one count of attempting to lure a child. His conditions of release involved him not having any contact with the victim or other minors.

The Brattleboro (Vermont) Police Department received a report about Dresser making “sexual comments” towards a 10-year-old boy while in the bathroom at Brattleboro Bowl. At a different location later that night, Dresser allegedly exposed himself and asked the victim to engage in sexual behavior, according to a police affidavit of probable cause. The victim also said Dresser touched him above and below his clothing then told the victim not to tell anyone.

Last July, the Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department investigated a separate incident involving Dresser and another 10-year-old boy. He was accused of soliciting the boy into the woods to receive oral sex, according to the affidavit.

Last August, Dresser was investigated by the Vermont State Police for allegedly asking a juvenile boy to pull down his pants. No charges have been filed, according to the affidavit.

Last Thursday, Brattleboro police were given approval to record a conversation with Dresser in a bathroom. Dresser allegedly showed his penis to the minor and asked the minor to touch him. The minor refused and Dresser touched the minor inappropriately, according to the affidavit.

Police said Dresser went to treatment programming for sex offenders for touching an 8-year-old when he was 17 in Belchertown, Mass. On Monday, he was held on $5,000 bail before his arraignment.

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