As reported by Amanda Milkovits in the July 9, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a Woonsocket man who was previously convicted of child molestation was sentenced on new charges of failing to register as a sex offender. The man was convicted of first degree child molestation in 2006. He received a sentence including imprisonment, probation upon his release, sex offender counseling, a no contact order with the victim and sex offender registration. The man has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender for the third time. The Judge sentenced the man to five and half (5 ½) years imprisonment and lifetime supervision once he is released. He was also ordered to complete substance abuse treatment.
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. Additional penalties include sex offender registration, sex offender counseling and no-contact order with the victims.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-37-1.1, anyone convicted of a sex crime is required to register as sex offender. The penalties for failing to register include:
(a) Any person who is required to register or verify his or her address or give notice of a change of address or residence, who knowingly fails to do so, shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction be imprisoned not more than ten (10) years, or fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.
(b) Any person who is required to register or verify his or her address or give notice of a change of address or residence, who knowingly fails to do so, shall be in violation of the terms of his or her release, regardless of whether or not the term was a special condition of his or her release on probation, parole or home confinement or other form of supervised release.
(c) Any person who is required to register or verify his or her address, who knowingly resides within three hundred feet (300') of any school, public or private, shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction may be imprisoned not more than five (5) years, or fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or both.
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