Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that Kunwar Chadha (age 53) of Cumberland was found guilty yesterday by a Providence Superior Court jury of two counts of second-degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict after a 5-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel.
"We are grateful for the jury's verdict in this important case," said Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. "Much credit goes to the victim for his bravery in coming forward and providing compelling testimony. Child sexual abuse has a traumatic effect on victims and our Office takes these cases seriously."
During the trial, the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that between October 31, 2011 and July 31, 2012, Chadha molested a young boy, age 11. The victim reported the molestation in 2016 to the Cumberland Police Department.
Chadha was indicted by a Providence County Grand Jury on November 29, 2016 and has been on home confinement bail since his arraignment on December 21, 2016. His bail was revoked, and he was remanded to the Adult Correctional Institution after the verdict. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
Special Assistant Attorney General Katelyn Revens prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General. Sergeant Jolene Alves led the investigation for the Cumberland Police Department.