As reported by Donita Naylor in the November 18, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a Pawtucket man has been sentenced in a child molestation case. The man was found guilty after trial of four (4) counts of first degree child molestation. The Judge sentenced him to fifty (50) years imprisonment, thirty-five (35) years to serve at the ACI, sex offender counseling, sex offender registration and a no-contact order with the victim. The victim was his girlfriend's daughter. The abuse occurred for six (6) years.
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.
Due to the age of the victim, the abuse started when she was seven (7) years old, if the man is ever released from prison, he may be required to have electronic monitoring. The "Jessica Lunsford Child Predator Act of 2006" allows for electronically monitored via an active global positioning system for life as a condition of parole in certain cases including 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.
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.