MEDIA CONTACT: Major Todd Catlow, Detective Commander (#401-444-1006)
On August 22, 2013, members of the Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Steven Gravier, age 41, of 3 Highland Trail, Richmond, Rhode Island, on a Federal arrest warrant for the following violation: Misleading Domain Names on the Internet. Mr. Gravier was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and turned over to Federal authorities for arraignment in United States Federal District Court.
On August 22, 2013, Detectives assigned to the ACI charged Rhode Island Training School resident Aaron M. Belanger, age 19, having a last known address of 57 Power Road, Cranston, Rhode Island, with two (2) counts of Disorderly Conduct. Mr. Belanger was presented before the Honorable Judge Houlihan in Third Division District Court where a not guilty plea was entered. Judge Houlihan set bail at $1,000.00 with surety and remanded Mr. Belanger to the Rhode Island Training School pending future Third Division District Court dates.
On August 22, 2013, Detectives assigned to the ACI charged inmate Gavin W. Finnerty, age 45, having a last known address of 175 Log Bridge Road, Coventry, Rhode Island, with Violation of a No Contact Order. Mr. Finnerty appeared before the Honorable Judge Houlihan in Third Division District Court, where a plea was entered of nolo contendere. Mr. Finnerty was also presented as a 32(f) District Court probation violator and 46(g) District Court bail violator. Mr. Finnerty was sentenced to thirty (30) days to serve on the new charge and eleven (11) months suspended sentence on the violations. The No Contact Order was re-issued, restraining Mr. Finnerty from having contact with the victim. Mr. Finnerty was remanded to the Intake Service Center of the ACI, where he continues to be held pending charges of Mistreating Animals and Assault on a Person Over 60 Years of Age.