As reported by Maria Armental in the February 24, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a Coventry man has been arrested and charged with four (4) counts of second degree child molestation. The man and his wife ran a daycare center. As a result of the charges, he is forbidden from having contact with any children.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-37-8.3, second degree child molestation is defined as a person is guilty of a second degree child molestation sexual assault if he or she engages in sexual contact with another person fourteen (14) years of age or under. The penalties if convicted of second degree child molestation include imprisonment for not less than six (6) years nor more than thirty (30) years.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-37-8.1, first degree child molestation is defined as a person is guilty of first degree child molestation sexual assault if he or she engages in sexual penetration with a person fourteen (14) years of age or under. The penalties if convicted of first degree child molestation include imprisonment for a period of not less than twenty-five (25) years and may be imprisoned for life. In addition, if released from prison, as a condition of parole and probation, Rhode Island law mandates lifetime electronic monitoring and sex offender counseling and treatment.
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