Barre man pleads to sex charge
BARRE — A Granite City man has admitted fondling a 13-year-old girl in 2004.
Lee V. Bradeen, 28, pleaded guilty to felony lewd and lascivious conduct with a child as well as four violations of probation in Washington County criminal court in Barre on Tuesday. As part of the plea, Bradeen has agreed to a sentence of two to seven years to serve but will have to wait for a presentence investigation to be completed before he starts his sentence.
A charge of sexual assault was dropped under the agreement.
According to the police affidavit, Bradeen fondled the girl on a porch at Highgate Apartments.
The delay in the case was because Bradeen fled the state for Oregon in 2005 and was not located by U.S. Marshals until July 2012.MORE IN This Just In
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