Warwick Indecent Solicitation of a Minor
A married Massachusetts man was arrested in Lincoln, RI, and charged in the Kent County Rhode Island Superior Court for:
- 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 married Massachusetts man was arrested and charged by Rhode Island State Police with Indecent Solicitation of a Minor and Electronically Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors. The charges stemmed from an undercover, online internet investigation where undercover police posed as a minor male seeking to have sex with an adult. Investigations of this type are conducted by the State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Police both posted and responded to Grindr ads regarding homosexual casual encounters and hookups. The Massachusetts man corresponded with the undercover officer posing as a high school boy. Notwithstanding, the man still expressed an interest and desire for sex with the teen. 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 with Probation.
As time passed, Attorney Calcagni sent the man for counseling and a psychosexual evaluation. Armed with these tools, Attorney Calcagni finally negotiated a plea deal that provided the man with a suspended jail sentence and probation in exchange for his admission of guilt.