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Woonsocket Cook, Sex Offender in Line for $215K Payday

Charles Holmes claimed he was wrongly imprisoned for seven years.

File photo.
File photo.
A Rhode Island man is set to receive a $215,200 compensation package from the state of California after he claimed he was wrongly imprisoned for seven years.

Charles Holmes, 50, was convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in Providence in 1991. After serving his sentence, he was charged with failing to register as a sex offender in California and sentenced to nine years in prison.

Last year, state officials told him that he was actually not required to register, according to News10 in California. He was eligible to receive $100 for each day he was wrongly imprisoned—and a state hearing officer ruled he should receive a total of $215,200.

Robert Schlien, Holmes' lawyer, told News10 the money will help Holmes get his life back on track.

"For seven years he was ripped away from family and friends," Schlien said.

Holmes now works as a cook at a Woonsocket diner, News10 reported.
A May 14, 2014 at 07:26 AM
So where is the true victims pay day??? This story infuriates me!!! This man deserves no such thing!! He should have to pay the girl he SEXUALLY ASSAULTED 100.00 a day!!! This is exactly what's wrong with the system!!!
Becky May 14, 2014 at 08:17 AM
This story is disgusting!! Oh poor him was wrongly imprisoned and needs his life back on track and oh ya works in a woonsocket diner handling food, god only knows what else those hands have done! What about that little girl and her family? He should have been castrated!!!
Dagny Taggart May 14, 2014 at 09:44 AM
And THIS people is a very good example of what is wrong with our system. What kind of restitution did that little girl or her family get? This man has tainted her life FOREVER. Not that I ever eat in Woonsocket....there just aren't enough good restaurants but I agree with "Becky"....now I know whose hands are touching the food....I will NEVER eat in Woonsocket. Great way to ruin business in this broke City.
Mew May 14, 2014 at 03:30 PM
RIPPED AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY? !! I WOULD LOVE TO RIP HIS FACE OFF!! AND I WILL FIND OUT WHERE HE WORKS AND NEVER GO THERE, FILTHY ROTTEN PIG!!
Stephen Weber May 15, 2014 at 05:27 AM
I think I may have found this guy on FB ... He's the right age and he's also a cook https://www.facebook.com/charles.holmes.33821/about

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