State Police Arrest Former Coach on Molestation Charges
Richard Perry, 55, of Warren, was indicted by a Providence County grand jury last Thursday.
The Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of a former youth football and baseball coach and custodian at a local school on two counts each of first- and second-degree child molestation charges.
In a statement released over the weekend, Col. Steven O'Donnell said that state and Bristol Police officers arrested Richard Perry, 55, of 50 Arlington Ave., Warren, following a six-month investigation.
According to O'Donnell, Perry is a former Pop Warner football coach and Bristol Little League coach and umpire, and formerly worked as a custodian at Kickemuit Middle School.
Officers presented Perry for arraignment in Providence Superior Court on Dec. 13 before Magistrate Susan Kenny, who ordered Perry held without bail.
Perry is scheduled for a status conference on Dec. 20.
O'Donnell said that police are seeking any information from residents about this case, and asked that potential leads are reported to the State Police at (401) 444-1000 or the Bristol Police at (401) 253-6900.