Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A third count of second-degree child molestation — the fifth overall — was added to the list of charges against the former youth sports coach.
At a Jan. 22 arraignment hearing in Sixth District Court, a new charge of second-degree child molestation was added to the list of counts against Richard Perry, 55, of Warren, East Bay Newspapers reported today. Two of Perry's alleged victims were in the courtroom during the hearing, according to a report on eastbayri.com posted this afternoon. State Police arrested Perry in December, and charged him with two counts each of first- and second-degree child molestation. Rick Lombardi, of Providence, and Jim Phillips, of Warren, said they plan to testify at Perry's upcoming trial, the website reported. He is next scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on March 21.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Richard and Jesse Perry are each charged with felony child molestation, and remain in prison awaiting trial.
The two brothers accused of felony child molestation remain in prison awaiting trial following separate court hearings this week. Richard Perry, 55, first arrested in December on two counts each of first- and second-degree child molestation, appeared at a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 16. He is scheduled to appear at a hearing on his motion to dismiss the charges on Jan. 22. Also this week, Jesse Perry, 56, waived his right to a bail hearing on Jan. 18, East Bay Newspapers reported. Judge Elaine Bucci ordered him held at the Adult Correctional Institutions for 90 days, and imposed two no-contact orders. Jesse Perry, arrested by Bristol Police on Jan. 4, faces one count each of first- and second-degree child molestation.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Perry's attorney filed a request to dismiss the child molestation charges against the former youth sports coach and school custodian.
The bail hearing for Richard Perry originally scheduled for Jan. 10 has been moved to Jan. 16, according to online court records. His attorney, Paul DiMaio, filed a motion on Wednesday to dismisss the two first- and two second-degree child molestation charges brought by Rhode Island State Police following Perry's arrest on Dec. 13, the Rhode Island Court Connect website noted. That motion is also scheduled to be heard on Jan. 16. Until then, Perry remains held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions. Bristol Police arrested his brother, Jesse Perry, on Jan. 4 on one count each of first- and second-degree child molestation. Jesse Perry also remains held without bail at the ACi, and is due to appear at a bail hearing on Jan. 18.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Up to 45 people — some of them potential witnesses — have spoken to police about the two brothers charged with child molestation, East Bay Newspapers reported.
Bristol Police confirmed this week that upwards of 45 people have contacted the local department about Richard and Jesse Perry, the brothers currently held at the Adult Correctional Institutions following their separate arrests on child molestation charges, East Bay Newspapers reported on Tuesday. State Police arrested Richard Perry, 55, of Warren, on Dec. 13, following a six-month investigation. Bristol Police arrested Jesse Perry, 59, on Jan. 4. Richard Perry is scheduled to a bail hearing in Providence Superior Court tomorrow; Jesse Perry is due for a bail hearing on Jan. 18. The website quoted Bristol Police Chief Josh Canario as saying that the local department had investigated claims of abuse by the Perrys in the 1990s, but the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Jesse Perry, 56, was ordered held without bail following his arraignment this morning in Sixth District Court, Providence.
East Bay Newspapers reported this morning that Jesse Perry, 56, has been ordered held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions on child molestation charges. Jesse Perry is the brother of Richard Perry, who is currently awaiting a bail hearing at the Adult Correctional Institutions on four felony counts of child molestation. Bristol Police arrested Jesse Perry on Jan. 4, according to an article on eastbayri.com posted at about 11:30 am today. Jesse Perry, a former Bristol resident, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree child molestation, according to a press release issued by Bristol Police this afternoon. Judge William Clifton remanded Jesse Perry — a retired teacher from the Dighton-Rehoboth School …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Richard Perry, 55, is due for a bail hearing on Jan. 10.
The former youth sports coach and school custodian charged with four felony counts of child molestation remains held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions, Cranston, until a scheduled Jan. 10 bail hearing. Richard Perry, 55, has also retained defense attorney Paul J. Dimaio, according to East Bay Newspapers. State and Bristol Police officers arrested Perry on Dec. 13 following a six-month investigation, and presented him for arraignment that day in Providence Superior Court. Lt. Benjamin Barney of the State Police confirmed that other people have contacted his department about Perry, and that investigators are looking into their reports. The eastbayri.com website also reported that Perry previously worked as a special …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Richard Perry, 55, faces four felony counts of child molestation based on testimony given by one alleged victim.
UPDATE, Dec. 20, 3:40 pm: Spokeswoman Any Kempe of the Rhode Island Attorney General's office confirmed this afternoon that Perry remains held without bail until a determination of attorney hearing scheduled for Dec. 27. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16. Original Article, Dec. 20 at 5:45 am: More people have contacted the Rhode Island State Police about Richard Perry, 55, the former youth sports coach and Kickemuit Middle School custodian who was arrested last week on child molestation charges, Lt. Benjamin Barney confirmed. Investigators are "in the process of vetting" those reports and determining whether more charges may be filed, Barney said during a phone interview on Thursday. Barney also explained that the four felony …
Monday, December 17, 2012
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 …