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Final Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported January 20, 2012)

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.

Robert Robinson, DOB: 3/26/83 No permanent address P1/12-0245AG

Lavell Poston, DOB: 3/20/94 377 Pine Street Providence, RI P1/12-0245BG

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Robert Robinson with four counts of first degree robbery, conspiracy, use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a firearm while commissioning a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm after a conviction of a crime of violence. The grand jury also reported out an indictment charging co-conspirator Lavell "Scratch" Poston with four counts of first degree robbery, conspiracy, use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, and simple assault.

It is alleged that on or about October 18, 2011, Robinson and Poston conspired to commit robbery and did rob several individuals. Robinson, who was previously convicted of a crime of violence, and Poston used a firearm in the robberies. It is further alleged that Poston assaulted one of the robbery victims.

The alleged incidents occurred in Providence. The Providence Police conducted the investigation. Robinson and Poston are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court before Associate Justice Robert D. Krause on January 27, 2012. Poston was previously waived out of Family Court to Superior Court on another matter. Robinson and Poston are currently being held without bail.

Paulo DaCosta, DOB: 6/4/74 83 Smith Street Cranston, RI P1/12-0246A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Paulo DaCosta with one count of first degree sexual assault and two counts of second degree sexual assault.

It is alleged that on or about September 14, 2011, DaCosta sexually assaulted a women multiple times, with the assaults being in the first and second degree.

The alleged assault took place in Cranston,. The Cranston Police conducted the investigation. DaCosta is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on February 8, 2012. He is currently being held without bail.

Austin Rouse, DOB: 2/12/94 35 Firglade Ave. Riverside, RI P1/12-0247A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Austin Rouse with seven counts of first degree child molestation and two counts of second degree child molestation.

It is alleged that on multiples dates in 2007, 2010, and 2011, Rouse molested a child 14 years or under, with the molestation being in the first and second degree. Rouse was waived out of Family Court to be tried as an adult in Superior Court.

The alleged incidents occurred in East Providence. The East Providence Police conducted the investigation. Rouse is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on February 8, 2012. Rouse is currently being held without bail.

Edward Pestana, DOB: 7/26/70 29 Dean Street Pawtucket, RI P1/12-0248A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Edward Pestana with five counts of first degree child molestation, four counts of second degree child molestation, assault with intent to commit child molestation, and intent to commit sexual assault.

It is alleged that on multiple dates in 2008, 2009, and 2011, Pestana molested a child 14 years or younger, with the molestation being in the first and second degree. It is further alleged that Pestana assaulted a victim 14 years or under and an adult victim with the intent to commit molestation and sexual assault.

The alleged incidents occurred in Pawtucket. The Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Pestana is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on February 8, 2012. He is currently being held without bail.

Roger Russell, SOD: 10/11/62 111 Margaret Street Pawtucket, RI P1/12-0249A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Robert Russell with one count of first degree arson. It is alleged that on or about April 28, 2011, Russell set fire to a building located at 113 Margaret Street, Pawtucket. The Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Russell is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on February 8, 2012. He is currently being held without bail.

Armand Ferrio, DOB: 11/1/86 168 South Main Street Woonsocket, RI P1/12-0250A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Armand Ferrio with three counts of first degree sexual assault and one count of first degree robbery.

It is alleged that on or about December 14, 2004, Armand sexually assaulted and robbed a woman. It is further alleged that on or about November 1, 2009 Ferrio sexually assaulted another woman multiple times.

The alleged incidents occurred in Woonsocket. The Woonsocket Police conducted the investigation. Ferrio is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on February 8, 2012. He is currently being held without bail.

Kimberly Starks, DOB: 9/1/64 160 Broad Street Providence, RI P1/12-0251A

Jermaine Galloway, DOB: 9/8/84 No permanent address P1/12-0251B

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Kimberly Starks and Jermaine Galloway each with one count of first degree robbery and conspiracy.

It is alleged that on or about February 16, 2011, Starks, Galloway, and an unindicted co-conspirator, conspired to commit robbery. It is further alleged that Starks and Galloway did commit first degree robbery.

The alleged incidents occurred in Providence. The Providence Police conducted the investigation. Starks and Galloway are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on February 8, 2012. Starks was released at the time of her bail hearing. Galloway is currently serving five years on a probation violation.

Related links

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

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

Release date: 02-02-2012

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