Arrested in Providence and Charged with Multiple Counts of First and Second Degree Sexual Assault

Sex Crimes

Criminal Charges:

Man Arrested by Providence Police and charged in Rhode Island Superior Court (Providence County), Providence, RI with multiple counts of 1st Degree and 2nd Degree Sexual Assault Child Molestation.

Case Overview:

An elderly man was accused of engaging in multiple acts of child molestation over a two-year period against a young child. The man owns a multi-family dwelling in Providence, Rhode Island. He lives on the first floor with his wife. The second-floor apartment was rented to a single mother and her young daughter. The daughter accused the landlord of various acts of child molestation to include vaginal penetration, oral penetration, and sexual touching. The girl’s claims led to the man’s initial arrest by Providence Police, and eventual indictment in Rhode Island Superior Court with five counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault Child Molestation (alleging various instances of sexual penetration) and one count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault Child Molestation (alleging sexual touching). The man retained Rhode Island Sex Assault Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him against these heinous charges.

Case Result:

Bail granted. Because 1st Degree Sexual Assault Child Molestation is considered a capital offense, punishable by up to life imprisonment, defendants accused of this crime may be held without bail while awaiting trial. In this case, Attorney Calcagni successfully fought for his client’s release on surety bail with home confinement. This allows the man to remain united with his family and to continue living in his own home while he and Attorney Calcagni fight the charges, and eventually, prepare for a jury trial.