Case Result

Case Result

First-Degree Sexual Assault Child Molestation: Bail Granted

First-Degree Sexual Assault Child Molestation: Bail Granted

A Guatemalan man was accused by his niece of child molestation. The girl, now a teenager, went to police and alleged that her uncle sexually assaulted her repeatedly for a period of several years, most recently five years ago. The teenage girl and her mother lived with the man and his family for several years in the past.

She claimed that the sexual abuse occurred during this time. In addition to making these allegations against her uncle to Providence Police, the girl also made them to the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). Upon learning of the allegations, the man, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, feared for his freedom and ability to obtain full, naturalized U.S. Citizenship.

Accordingly, he immediately retained Rhode Island Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to represent him in this matter. Attorney Calcagni sent notice of representation to Providence Police and negotiated the man’s self-surrender to avoid issuance of an arrest warrant. Once before the Court for arraignment on multiple First-Degree Sexual Assault and Child Molestation charges, Attorney Calcagni successfully persuaded the Court and prosecutors to release his client on surety bail.