Shaftsbury man gets six to 15 years for touching teen
for lewd acts
SHAFTSBURY — A Lawrence Road man was sentenced Thursday to serve six to 15 years in prison after being convicted by a jury in October on three felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Charles “Hank” Madigan, 53, was sentenced to serve two to five years on each count by Judge Cortland Corsones after a sentencing hearing Thursday in Bennington criminal court. The sentences are to be served consecutively.
Each of the charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child required a mandatory minimum prison sentence of two years in prison.
Madigan was arraigned in February 2011. Police said in an affidavit that they interviewed a girl in October 2010 who said Madigan had touched her inappropriately at least three times between October 2007 and January 2009. The girl was between the ages of 14 and 15 during that time.
According to the girl, Madigan touched her while she was staying with him in Shaftsbury, but she said the contact with Madigan, to whom she is not related, stopped after she put a lock on the door, according to police.