As reported in the January 22, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a man faces new child molestation charges. The man was previously charged with four (4) counts of child molestation. He has now been charged with another count of second degree child molestation after another victim was found. According to police, additional charges are expected as they are continuing to investigate. The man and his brother are both facing child molestation charges. Both men were involved in Bristol youth football.
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, if released from prison, sex offender counseling and sex offender registration is required.
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