First and Second Child Molestation: Dismissed
Providence Police arrested and charged a Guatemalan man with multiple counts of First and Second Degree Child Molestation. The charges stemmed from allegations against the man, by his niece, that he has been sexually abusing her for years. She claimed that the sexual abuse began when she was between the ages of 8 and 10 with him touching her vagina with his hands and mouth and putting his fingers inside of her. This then progressed to penile penetration. Police obtained a warrant for the man’s arrest based on his niece’s claims. The man retained Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. Attorney Calcagni coordinated for the man’s voluntary surrender to police on the warrant, and thereafter, his release on bail. As time progressed, Attorney Calcagni continued to investigate and prepare this matter for trial in Rhode Island Superior Court. Based on the lack of physical or medical evidence, eyewitnesses, and any form of corroboration, combined with the complainant’s delayed report and unwillingness to cooperate, this matter was ultimately dismissed.