As reported by Maria Armental in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a North Kingstown man has been arrested and charged with two (2) counts of first degree child molestation and one (1) count of second degree child molestation. The alleged crimes took place in 2010. In addition to the arrest, police also seized computers from the man's home.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-37-8.1, first degree child molestation is, 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 include imprisonment for a period of not less than twenty-five (25) years and may be imprisoned for life.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-37-8.3, second degree child molestation is, 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 include imprisonment for not less than six (6) years nor more than thirty (30) years.
In addition to imprisonment, a defendant would be required to attend sex offender counseling. If convicted of first degree child molestation and eventually released, the law provides for electronic monitoring via an active global positioning system for life and, as a condition of parole and probation, and for the duration of any period of his or her probation following his or her parole shall attend a sex offender treatment program to address his or her criminally offensive behavior, as determined by the department of probation and parole.
If your or a family member have been charged with child molestation, possession of child pornography or other sex crimes, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Contact Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.