Man gets 10 years to life for attempted child sexual assault

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BENNINGTON — A 30-year-old man has been sentenced 10 years to life in prison for attempting to sexually assault a child at a home where he'd been a guest.

Albert Windoloski Jr. pleaded guilty to the felony offense of attempted sexual assault with no consent under an agreement with state prosecutors.

Windoloski admitted trying to molest a 6-year-old girl at a Bennington residence while the child's parent was in another room one evening in December 2017, said the prosecutor, Bennington County Deputy State's Attorney Alex Burke. Windoloski's attempt didn't succeed because the parent suddenly appeared.

The parent, who considered Windoloski a friend, allowed him to couch surf at the home, Burke said. He'd been staying there about five days when the incident happened.

Windoloski originally had been charged with another felony, lewd or lascivious conduct against a child younger than 16. It was dismissed as part of his plea deal in December.

On April 12, Bennington County Superior Court Judge William Cohen sentenced him to 10 years up to life in prison. This means Windoloski will have to serve 10 years before he becomes eligible for furlough or parole, then he'll be under supervision for the rest of his life.

He also was required to register as a sex offender.

Windoloski was represented by defense attorney Thomas Lamar Enzor.

Tiffany Tan can be reached at ttan@benningtonbanner.com, @tiffgtan at Twitter and 802-447-7567 ext. 122.

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