Vt. man sentenced to 22 years in prison for molesting sleeping 13-year-old girl

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of drugging and then molesting a 13-year-old girl at his house for a sleepover with his daughter has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Fifty-one-year-old Robert Kolibas was convicted in March of assaulting his daughter's friend at his Williston house after serving her a spiked smoothie.

Vermont District Court Judge Michael Kupersmith called the crimes despicable at the Wednesday sentencing. He says Kolibas tried to blame others and that he has no reason to think Kolibas will ever be rehabilitated.

Kolibas maintains his innocence, and the defense plans to appeal the conviction. He also faces child pornography charges.


Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com