As reported by Tatiana Pina in the January 2, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a Woonsocket man has been arrested and charged with second degree child molestation and exploiting a minor for immoral purposes. He is accused of molesting a nine (9) year old girl. The girl's family found photographs of the girl in the man's possession and they contacted police.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 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 not more than thirty (30) years. Upon release from prison, sex offender counseling and sex offender registration is required.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-9-1(b) exploiting a child of immoral purposes is defined as any person who shall in any manner or under any pretense sell, distribute, let out or otherwise permit any child under eighteen (18) years of age to be used in any book, magazine, pamphlet, or other publication, or in any motion picture film, photograph or pictorial representation, in a setting which taken as a whole suggests to the average person that the child has engaged in, or is about to engage in any sexual act, which shall include, but not be limited to, sodomy, oral copulation, sexual intercourse, masturbation, or bestiality.
The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, or a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.
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.