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Escaped Sex Offender Arrested by U.S. Marshals and Burlington Police Department

For immediate release

John Curtis, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

District of Vermont
Burlington, VT
(802) 951-62718

Burlington, VT – The U.S. Marshals and Burlington Police Department arrested a non-compliant sex offender who recently escaped police custody.

Scott Kastner (38) was wanted by Vermont Department of Corrections for violating his conditions of release with an underlying offense of Aggravated Domestic Assault in the 1st Degree. Kastner also had active arrest warrants from BPD for Aggravated Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree, and Colchester PD for failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

On August 24, 2021, Milton Police Department stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Route 7 in Milton. Kastner was identified during the stop and resisted arrest. Kastner later escaped police custody while at UVM Medical Center. His whereabouts became unknown.

On August 27, 2021, Vermont Department of Corrections requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in located and apprehending Kastner.

Kastner was arrested in Burlington on September 1st by members of the U.S. Marshals and Burlington Police Department.

Kastner’s criminal history includes rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and aggravated domestic assault.

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