Vermont State Police have identified the suspect in an August 16 aggravated sexual asault outside a Williamstown bar as Samaan Adenti, 21, who was last known to reside in the state of Nebraska.
Adenti was taken into custody on Thursday, Aug. 19, by the Plymouth (New Hampshire) Police Department on suspicion of fraudulent use of credit cards. Adenti remains in custody in New Hampshire pending extradition to Vermont to face initial charges of assault and robbery, and attempted aggravated sexual assault. The Vermont State Police worked closely on this case with the Orange County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Plymouth Police Department.
Initial news release, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 – On August 16, at about 1:43 AM, Troopers from the Middlesex State Police Barracks responded to a report of an Aggravated Sexual Assault in Williamstown. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was assaulted outside of a bar after closing. The victim sustained serious bodily injuries and was treated and released at the hospital. Through investigation, police learned that the victim and suspect did not know each other. Vermont State Police Detectives assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are actively working with authorities from other states in locating the male suspect who was last seen out of state. The male is approximately 5’7” tall, 165 lbs, in his mid-20s, with short hair, last know driving a black four-door sedan.