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Interim Report of the Washington County Grand Jury (Reported June 26, 2015)

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.

Shawn Manchester (age 22) LKA: 109 Grove Avenue Warwick, RI W1-2015-0278A

The Washington County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Shawn Manchester with one count of first degree sexual assault and one count of second degree sexual assault. It is alleged that on or about February 5, 2012, Manchester sexually assaulted a woman, with the assault being in the first degree.

The Narragansett Police conducted the investigation. A warrant was issued for issued at the time of the indictment. Manchester was arrested today by Narragansett Police and arraigned in Washington County Superior Court before Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent. He entered a plea of not guilty and ordered held without bail. The court set down August 6, 2015 for determination of attorney.

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