As reported by Amanda Milkovits in the February 7, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a Maine man has been arrested by the Woonsocket Police and charged with child molestation. The man has been charged with thirteen (13) counts of first degree child molestation, ten (10) counts of second degree child molestation and two (2) counts contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The alleged victims are the man's relatives.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 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 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 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 include imprisonment for not less than six (6) years nor more than thirty (30) years. For both charges, sex offender counseling and sex offender registration are required.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-9-4, contributing to the delinquency of a minor includes every person who knowingly or willfully encourages, aids, contributes to, or in any way causes any child under the age of sixteen (16) years to violate any law of this state, or the ordinances of any town or city in this state, or who knowingly or willfully encourages, aids, contributes to, or in any way causes any child under the age of sixteen (16) years to be guilty of any vicious or immoral conduct, or who, being the parent, parents, legal guardian, or person having the custody or the control of any such child, permits or suffers the child to habitually associate with vicious, immoral, or criminal persons, or to grow up in ignorance, idleness, or crime, or to wander about the streets of any city or town in the nighttime without being in any lawful business or occupation, or to enter any house of ill fame, policy shop, or place where any gambling is carried on or gaming device is operated, or to enter any place where intoxicating liquors are sold.
The penalties if convicted include a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) or be imprisoned not exceeding one year.
If you or a family member has 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. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.