State Government Press Releases

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01/11/2016
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In Rhode Island, the Sex Trafficking Law Enforcement Task Force, comprised of local and state law enforcement, agents from Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI, and prosecutors from the Rhode Island Attorney General's...
01/05/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joshua Rathbun (age 41), formerly of Westerly and currently of Utah, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg to 40 years, with 25 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for child molestation. In...
01/04/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General will again hold a cell phone recycling drive throughout the month of January to benefit victims of domestic violence and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV). The program is...
12/28/2015
With the General Assembly set to go back to work in January, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today previewed legislation he intends to re-file that will increase penalties for those who are convicted of killing or injuring individuals while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In...
12/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Lorenzo Hicks-Hinson (age 28), with a last known address of 419 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to felony assault, discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence,...
12/21/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Markus Acevedo, age 22, with a last known address of 187 Lenox Avenue, Providence, was found guilty on Thursday by a Providence County Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict after...
12/18/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that James Bell (age 61), formerly of Middletown, RI, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent to seven counts of second degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Bell was sentenced to 20...
12/17/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that David Hindle (age 34), of Charlestown, waived indictment and pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg today to two counts of first degree sexual assault. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Hindle was...
12/17/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced Danielle Lefebvre (age 30), of Providence, to 20 years with 18 to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for abusing her six-week-old son in 2011. In addition, Lefebvre was ordered to have...
12/15/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Khaled Gabr (age 46), with a last known address of 52 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior court Justice William E. Carnes, Jr., to misappropriation of funds over $1,000 and attempting to obtain money under...