Arrested by Providence Police for Child Molestation Allegations
65-year-old man arrested by Providence Police and charged in Rhode Island District Court (6th Division), Providence, RI for:
- First-Degree Child Molestation Sexual Assault, in violation of R.I.G.L. § 11-37-8.1
- Second-Degree Child Molestation Sexual Assault, in violation of R.I.G.L. § 11-37-8
In June 2021, Providence Police arrested a 65-year-old man for allegations of First-Degree and Second-Degree Child Molestation. The man’s step-granddaughter alleged that he sexually abused her repeatedly over the course of five years. Based solely on these allegations and absent any supporting or corroborating information, police arrested the man and presented him before the Rhode Island District Court (6th Division). Because of the capital felony nature of offense, the prosecution requested, and the Court ordered, the man to be initially held without bail pending the outcome of an evidentiary bail hearing. The man’s children retained Rhode Island Sex Offense Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, and his team to defend this matter.
Bail Granted. Attorney Calcagni prepared for the man’s bail hearing by drafting a bail memorandum outlining his contacts with the state, to include residence, family, and employment. The memo also highlighted the man’s lack of criminal history and applicable defense to the charges. Based upon these efforts, RI Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni, III successfully persuaded the prosecution and Court to release the man on $50,000 surety bail.