Man Arrested and Charged with Child Pornography in Providence RI
A man was arrested and charged in the Rhode Island Superior Court (Providence County) for:
- Possession of Child Pornography, in violation of R.I.G.L. § 11-9-1.3(a)(4)
Rhode Island State Police received a cyber tip from kik.com, a social media site, regarding the uploading and transferring of electronic files containing suspected images and videos of child pornography. The tip provided police with the name, contact information, and user ID of the kik.com account and customer. Police used this information to obtain a search warrant for the customer’s residence to locate and seize electronic devices. Upon arrival to execute the warrant, the man waived his rights and agreed to speak to police. He admitted to possessing and transferring images and videos that he knew consisted of illicit child pornography. He also turned over his electronic devices, which he used to store, download, transfer, and view these materials. This prompted the man’s arrest and charges in Rhode Island Superior Court for Possessing Child Pornography. He retained Rhode Island Sex Offense Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter.
After many months of pretrial negotiations, Attorney Calcagni successfully secured the State’s agreement for a non-jail disposition of this matter. In exchange for the man’s plea of nolo contendere to the charged offense, he received a sentence of 5 years in the ACI, all to be suspended with probation.
Suspended Sentence with Probation.