As reported in the September 21, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a Boston ma has been charged with various sex crimes. He is accused of keeping four (4) women imprisoned in Providence and forcing them to work as prostitutes. The man has been charged with human trafficking for sex, first degree sexual assault, kidnapping and other related charges. He is currently being held without bail.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-67-3, human trafficking for the purposes of prostitution is defined as whoever knowingly:
(a) Recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means, or attempts to recruit, entice, harbor, transport provide, or obtain by any means, another person, intending or knowing that the person will be subjected to forced labor in order to commit a commercial sexual activity; or
(b) Benefits, financially or by receiving anything of value, from knowing participation in a venture which has engaged in an act described in violation of § 11-67-2, or 11-67-3, is guilty of a felony and subject to not more than twenty (20) years imprisonment or a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or both; provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to a "victim" as defined in this chapter.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-37-2, first degree sexual assault is defined as a person is guilty of first degree sexual assault if he or she engages in sexual penetration with another person, and if any of the following circumstances exist:
(1) The accused, not being the spouse, knows or has reason to know that the victim is mentally incapacitated, mentally disabled, or physically helpless.
(2) The accused uses force or coercion.
(3) The accused, through concealment or by the element of surprise, is able to overcome the victim.
(4) The accused engages in the medical treatment or examination of the victim for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or stimulation.
The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for a period not less than ten (10) years and may be imprisoned for life.
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