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Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported Out Friday, May 13, 2011)

Please note: 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.

Muhammad Farooq, DOB: 9/18/79 258 Columbus Ave., C11 Providence, RI P1/11-1105A

(Please note, the indictment of Muhammad Farooq was returned on April 15, 2001. The indictment was sealed and a warrant issued for his arrest.)

The Providence County Grand Jury handed up an indictment, on April 15, 2011, charging Muhammad Farooq with one count of first degree sexual assault, one count of second degree sexual assault, and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. It is alleged that on or about November 2, 2008, Farooq did commit first and second degree sexual assault against a victim. It is also alleged that on or about the same day Farooq assaulted the victim with a knife.

The Providence Police conducted the investigation. Farooq was arrested by the Providence Police on Thursday, May 5, 2011. He is currently being held at the ACI until a bail hearing, which is scheduled for May 18, 2011.

Joshua Lavigne, DOB: 2/29/80 19 Hutchinson Street Warwick, RI P1/11-1404A

The Providence County Grand Jury today handed up an indictment charging Joshua Lavigne of four counts of first degree robbery, one count of second degree robbery, two counts of larceny over $500, one count of larceny under $500, and one count of attempted larceny. It is alleged that on or about the dates between January 24, 2011 and January 25, 2011, Lavigne robbed several individuals in the first and second degree. It is also alleged that Lavigne committed a theft of less than $500 worth of cigarettes from an individual on or about those same dates.

On or about the dates between February 21, 2011 and February 22, 2011, it is alleged that Lavigne stole two vehicles and attempted to steal a third vehicle, all valued at over $500, and also allegedly committed robbery in the first degree.

The alleged incidents took place in Cranston and North Providence. The Cranston and North Providence Police conducted the investigation. Lavigne is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 1, 2011.

Joseph Rollins, DOB: 11/27/85 722 Atwells Avenue Providence P1/11-1405A

The Providence County Grand Jury today handed up an indictment charging Joseph Rollins with one count of first degree robbery. It is alleged that on or about February 10, 2011, Rollins robbed an individual, with that robbery being in the first degree. The alleged incident took place in Providence. The Providence Police conducted the investigation. Rollins is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 1, 2011.

Joel Jackson, DOB: 3/29/89 84 Miller Street Providence, RI P1/11-1406A

The Providence County Grand Jury today handed up an indictment charging Joel Jackson with one count of first degree robbery. It is alleged that on or about November 20, 2010, Jackson robbed an individual, with that robbery being in the first degree. The alleged incident took place in Providence. The Providence Police conducted the investigation. Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 1, 2011.

Eddy Acosta, DOB: 4/18/85 21 Marvin Street Providence P1/11-1047A

The Providence County Grand Jury today handed up an indictment charging Eddy Acosta with one count of first degree arson. It is alleged that on or about December 26, 2010, Acosta committed first degree arson to a building located at 21 Marvin Street in Providence. The Providence Police conducted the investigation. Acosta is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 1, 2011.

Justin Botelho, DOB: 4/5/93 260 Veazie Street Providence, RI P1/11-1048A

Denzel Richardson, DOB: 4/29/92 289 Chad Brown Street Providence P1/11-1048B

The Providence County Grand Jury today handed up an indictment charging Justin Botelho and Denzel Richardson each with one count of first degree robbery and one count of conspiracy. It is alleged that on or about November 6, 2010, Botelho and Richardson conspired to commit robbery and did rob an individual with that robbery being in the first degree. The alleged events took place in Providence. The Providence Police conducted the investigation. Botelho and Richardson are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 1, 2011.

Related links

Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Grand Jury Reports

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/criminal/

Release date: 05-13-2011

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