Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that James Tebow (age 70), of Pascoag, was sentenced today to a life sentence plus 20 years for multiple counts of child molestation. In addition, Tebow was ordered to have no contact with the victim, must undergo sex offender counseling, and should he be released from the ACI, is subject to lifetime sex offender registration and community notification.
Tebow was found guilty by a jury in March 2016 of one count of first degree child molestation and three counts of second degree child molestation at a trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini.
During the trial, the State proved that on multiple occasions between 2011 and 2012, Tebow molested a female victim 14 years of age or under known to him. The abuse was reported to a school counselor who in turn contacted the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families and the Burrillville Police Department.
"James Tebow betrayed the trust bestowed upon him by the victim. Thankfully she reported the abuse, allowing access to the resources she needs to help her recover and allowing the police and our prosecutors to ensure he can no longer hurt her or anyone else," said Attorney General Kilmartin.
Burrillville Police Detective Guy Riendeau investigated the case and Special Assistant Attorneys General Ania Zielinski and Kim Ahern prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.