City Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault In Superior Court

Fifteen-year-old victim reported incident in 2007.


Michael Jelley, 45, with a last known address of 79 Wood Ave., was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree sexual assault.

The jury delivered the guilty verdict after deliberating one and one-half days after a two-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes, Jr., according to a release from Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's office.

During the trial, the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that on October 7, 2007, Jelley sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. The victim reported the incident to a friend, who in turn told her mother and went to the police that day.

Woonsocket Police Lt. Edward J. Doura led the investigation. Special Assistant Attorney General and chief of the Child Abuse Unit Shannon Signore prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.

The defendant was remanded to the ACI pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 14.


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