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Interim Report of the Newport County Grand Jury (Reported August 26, 2019)

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 found guilty in a court of law.

Austin Kneipp (age 22) Glendale, AZ N1-2019-0218A

On August 26, 2019, the Newport County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Austin Kneipp with four counts of child molestation and one count of assault with intent to commit a sexual assault.

The alleged acts occurred in the town of Portsmouth on diverse dates between January 13, 2009 and January 13, 2016. The Portsmouth Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant was arraigned on August 27, 2019 in Newport County Superior Court and is presently being held without bail.


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