Jury Selection Starts in Trial for
Accused Rapist, Kidnapper

Jury selection has started in the trial for a Jamestown man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl a year ago.

22-year-old Eric Chant allegedly broke into a house on August 12 of last year, kidnapped the girl who was sleeping in her living room, and then forced her into a stolen van and took her to a secluded area in Pomfret.

Chant is charged with rape, kidnapping and burglary. Distirct Attorney David Foley expects the trial to last 2 ½ weeks.

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