As reported in the January 9, 2013 edition of channel 10 news, a man accused of child molestation and currently awaiting trial, removed his electronic monitoring bracelet. The Burrillville Police arrested the man for first degree child molestation. As a condition of his bail, he was placed on Home Confinement and required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. The Rhode Island State Police located the man in Providence and he is currently being held at the ACI as a bail violator.
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. If released from prison, sex offender counseling and sex offender registration is required.
If convicted and later released from prison, the man could be required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet for life. Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-37-8.2.1, every person who shall violate the provisions of subdivisions 11-37-8.2.1(b)(1) – 11-37-8.2.1(b)(2) listed herein shall be electronically monitored 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. The persons subject to this condition of parole shall include:
(1) Persons who commit first degree child molestation sexual assault on or after January 1, 2007 and the victim of the sexual assault is twelve (12) years of age or younger; or
(2) Persons who shall violate the conditions of § 11-37-8.1 on or after January 1, 2007 and be determined a high-risk of re-offense (level 3) offender under the conditions of § 11-37.1-12, and the person is deemed a child predator as defined in subsection 11-37-8.2.1(g) or have committed the offense in conjunction with circumstances involving kidnapping, torture or aggravated battery, and provided further that the victim to the offense is fourteen (14) years of age or younger.
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