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Bellows Falls Resident Sentenced to Probation for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

June 25, 2024

The Attorney General’s Office announced that Giselle Fichter (charged as Jarrod Fichter), 35, of Bellows Falls, Vermont, was sentenced today in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, after pleading guilty to one felony count of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material.

The Court, Judge John Treadwell presiding, sentenced the defendant by agreement to a 10-year term of probation with conditions that she complete sex offender programming and that restrict her access to the internet and contact with minors. If Ms. Fichter violates the terms of her probation, she faces up to 5 years in jail. Ms. Fichter is also required to register as a sex offender for 10 years after the completion of probation.

VT-ICAC investigates cases of child sexual exploitation occurring over the internet, including the production and online distribution of child sexual abuse materials. VT-ICAC also provides forensic examination services, technical assistance, law enforcement training, and public education and outreach.

Every child deserves a safe childhood. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. Anyone can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child sexual abuse material, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet. To make a report, call the 24-hour call center at 1-800-843-5678 or visit

Additionally, if you are recovering from child sexual exploitation, you do not have to navigate it alone. NCMEC can help with emotional and peer support, removing content from the internet, and locating mental health professionals. For more information, please visit or call the 24-hour call center at 1-800-843-5678.



CONTACT:   Lauren Jandl, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171