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Final Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported April 12, 2013)

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.

Frandin Cooley, DOB: 7/2/90,br>107 Abbott Street
Providence, RI
P1-2013-1109A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Frandin Cooley with one count of first degree robbery.

It is alleged that on or about October 9, 2012, Cooley robbed an individual, with the robbery being in the first degree.

The alleged event took place in Providence, and the Providence Police conducted the investigation. Cooley is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 1, 2013.


Roberto Gonzalez, DOB 8/3/72
568 Weeden Street
Pawtucket, RI
P1-2013-1110A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Roberto Gonzalez with seven counts of first degree sexual assault and eight counts of second degree sexual assault.

It is alleged that on multiple occasions on or about dates between April and November of 2012, Gonzalez sexually assaulted an individual, with the assaults being in the first and second degree.

The alleged incidents took place in multiple locations in Providence, Pawtucket and Cranston, and Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Gonzalez is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 1, 2013.


Vdal Tuiofu, DOB: 3/23/94
129 Garfield Street
Central Falls, RI
P1-2013-1111A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Vdal Tuiofu with one count of burglary, breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle, and two counts of larceny over $1,500.

It is alleged that on or about January 15, 2013, Tuiofu burglarized a home in Pawtucket and stole an Xbox, a motor vehicle, checks and cash with a total value in excess of $1,500. It is further alleged that on or about January 18, 2013, Tuiofu broke into a business and stole two laptop computers, as well as other items, with the total value over $1,500. It is also alleged that on or about January 18, 2013, Tuiofu was in possession of a stolen vehicle.

The alleged events took place in Pawtucket, and Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Tuiofu is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 1, 2013.


Jovantey Mendes, DOB: 8/12/94
814 Weeden Street
Pawtucket, RI
P1-2013-1112A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Jovantey Mendes with first degree robbery and conspiracy.

It is alleged that on or about November 16, 2012, Mendes, along with four unnamed co-conspirators, conspired to and did rob an individual, with the robbery being in the first degree.

The alleged events took place in Pawtucket, and the Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Mendes is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 1, 2013.


Jesse Perry, DOB: 11/19/53
140 Beattie Street
Fall River, MA
P1-2013-1113A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Jesse Perry with three counts of first degree child molestation, two counts of second degree child molestation, two counts of first degree sexual assault and two counts second degree sexual assault.

It is alleged that on or about multiple dates between August 24, 1990 and August 23, 1999, Perry molested and sexually assaulted an individual.

The alleged events took place in Bristol and the Bristol Police conducted the investigation. Perry is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 1, 2013.


Stephen Melise, DOB: 12/23/71
136 Village Road
Woonsocket, RI
P1-2013-1114A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Stephen Melise with five counts of first degree child molestation, six counts of second degree child molestation and one count of indecent solicitation of a child.

It is alleged that one or about multiple dates between January 1, 2007 and February 5, 2012, Melise sexually assaulted and molested an individual. It is further alleged that Melise knowingly solicited a child under the age of 18 for the purpose of engaging in a sexual act.

The alleged events took place in Woonsocket, and the Woonsocket Police conducted the investigation.

Related links

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

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

Release date: 04-16-2013

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