Multiple Counts of Child Molestation: Bail Granted
A father was accused by his daughter of child molestation. The young girl alleged inappropriate touching and oral sex by him several years ago. During the interim, her parents divorced. Dad became engaged to another woman and will soon have a new stepdaughter, who is his fiancé’s daughter from a prior relationship. Notwithstanding the girl’s dated and uncorroborated allegations, police arrested the presumptively innocent man for multiple charges of First and Second Degree Child Molestation. Under Rhode Island law, the man was ordered held without bail for an initial term of two weeks while awaiting an evidentiary bail hearing.
The man and his family retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer and Sex Assault Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter. In preparation for the man’s bail hearing, Attorney Calcagni prepared a bail package for the Court’s consideration that highlighted the man’s clean record, steady employment, ties to Rhode Island, extensive family, and most importantly, the close and loving relationship he shared with his daughters throughout the years.
The Court was puzzled by the allegations, which are contrary to the man’s otherwise strong character and apparent adoration for his children. Based upon this collective information, Attorney Calcagni successfully argued for his client’s release on surety bail.