Warwick Indecent Solicitation of a Minor Charges
Man arrested in Warwick RI and charged in the Kent County Rhode Island Superior Court (Kent County) for:
- Soliciting Another to Commit a Crime, in violation of R.I.G.L. § 11-1-9
- Indecent Solicitation of a Minor, in violation of R.I.G.L. § 11-37-8.8
- Electronically Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors, in violation of R.I.G.L. § 11-9-1.5
A man was arrested and charged by the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force with Indecent Solicitation of a Minor, Electronically Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors, and Soliciting Another to Commit a Crime. The charges stemmed from an undercover, online internet investigation where police posed as a minor female seeking to have sex with an adult. Police both posted and responded to MocoSpace ads regarding casual encounters and hook-ups. The man corresponded with the undercover officer. Even after the undercover officer posing as a decoy told the man he was an underage female, the older male still expressed an interest and desire for sex with her. The police applied for and executed an arrest warrant for the man who was then placed under arrest and charged. Once arrested and charged, the man retained Rhode Island Sex Crime Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter.
Case Result: Suspended Sentence and Probation.
Attorney Calcagni ultimately negotiated a plea deal that provided the man with a suspended jail sentence and probation in exchange for this admission of guilt.