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Courthouse Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested In New York City

The man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a Burlington courthouse was arrested Wednesday in the Bronx, authorities announced.

According to a release from the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, police had investigative leads suggesting Robert Rosario could be in the Bronx or in Milton or Burlington, Vermont. Ultimately, the New York Police Department (NYPD) found Rosario in an apartment in the Bronx.

“I am not surprised that Rosario did in fact flee the state,” said Burlington Police Chief Brendan del Pozo in the statement. “But knowing what I know as a former NYPD Bronx precinct commander, I am glad he fled to that borough. The men and women of the US Marshals, the NYPD and their partners who hunt wanted felons in the Bronx are among the very best anywhere.”

Rosario is the suspect in a reported sexual assault at the Costello Courthouse in Burlington, but police were unable to find him since the attack was reported Oct. 16.

The CUSI release said Rosario is in police custody in the Bronx “and will be extradited to Vermont in the course of his proceedings.”