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Vermont man accused of killing niece expected to plead guilty Tuesday

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VERMONT -- As a Vermont man is set to plead guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting and killing his own niece, the young girl's father says he knew of the man's sex offender status for years.

The father of 12-year old Brooke Bennett, says he first learned Michael Jacques was a registered sex offender back in the early 2000's, and repeatedly warned Brooke to stay away from her uncle, to no avail.

By the summer of 2008, police say Jacques raped and killed the young girl. He is scheduled to plead guilty to her murder Tuesday, getting life in prison in exchange for the death penalty.

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