Tuesday, May 7, 2013
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment Monday charging Jonathan Ortiz, 28 of 112 Coe St., Woonsocket, with one count of first degree child molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It is alleged that on or about dates between Sept. 1, 2011 and March 18, 2012, Ortiz molested a child under the age of 14, with the molestation being in the first degree. It is further alleged that Ortiz knowingly contributed to the delinquency of a minor. The alleged events took place in Woonsocket, and the Woonsocket Police conducted the investigation. Ortiz is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 22.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The following arrest information was provided by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
On April 13, at about 1:11 a.m., Officer James Cote was patrolling the parking lot of RI Dolls near closing time to ensure there would be no problems, when he noticed a silver Volvo registered to Dennis J. Lamoreaux, 32, of 44 Oak St., Apt. 1st, wanted for two counts of child abuse. The child abuse charges stemmed from a Feb. 25 incident. Cote arrested Lamoreaux and transported him back to the Woonsocket Police Department, where a search revealed a small 40 mg Oxycontin pill, valued at $20, according to Cote's report. Lamoreaux told Cote he had purchased the pill from 'someone else," Cote said. Lamoreaux was charged with felony possession of illegal narcotics, added to the child abuse charges.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Victim reported crime in 2009, man held without bail since November 2010.
Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter has sentenced Anibal Acevedo, 42, with a last known address of Laundry Street, Woonsocket, RI, to 30 years, with 20 to serve, for multiple counts of first and second degree child molestation, according to the RI Attorney General's office. Acevedo was also ordered to undergo sex offender counseling and will be subject to lifetime sex offender registration, community notification and GPS monitoring pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's office reports. Acevedo was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury in February of two counts of first degree child molestation and three counts of second degree child molestation. During the trial, the State …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The following is a list of notable arrests made by Woonsocket Police between the dates of May 4 and May 8: Friday, May 4 Saturday, May 5 Sunday, May 6 Monday, May 7 Tuesday, May 8