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Sex Trafficking Bill Passes Committee, Moves to House for Vote

Thursday, March 26, 2015

 

Rep. Doreen Costa

The House Judiciary Committee has heard and passed Representative Doreen Costa's bill which aims to tighten penalties for sex trafficking. The bill has now moved to the House floor for a vote on March 26. 

“My bill won unanimous support in the House in 2014 and I look forward to robust support from my legislative colleagues this year," said Costa. 

The Bill aims to increase jail time for convicted sexual predators from 40 to 50 ears and also anyone found guilty of interfering with or obstructing enforcement of sex trafficking laws will face 35 years of imprisonment as opposed to 20. 

The fine has also increased from $20,000 to $40,000. 

“These offenders don’t belong on our streets. We all know it and if legislation passes out of the Senate this year then we’ll be sure that offenders will now know that they’ll be spending significantly more time behind bars, where they belong,” Costa added. 

 

Related Slideshow: Rhode Island Communities with the Most Sex Offenders

The State of Rhode Island Parole Board and Sex Offender Community Notification Unit provides a searchable online database of Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders, which are "moderate risk" offender and "high risk" offenders, searchable by city and town, zip code, or offender level.  Not all towns in the state have registered sex offenders in the database.  

In addition, categories include "whereabouts unknown", "moved out of state", "incarcerated out of state", "deported", and "deceased."

Below are the sex offenders registered on the site as of November 2013, ranked accoring to offenders per capita in each community -- which can change daily.  The population numbers are taken from Rhode Island DLT 2011 estimates.  

Search the site for names, and addresses, here.

 

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#33

Smithfield

Registered Offenders: 1

Town Population: 21,423

.23 per 5000 residents

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#32

Middletown

Registered Offenders: 1

Population: 16,111

.31 per 5000 residents

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#31

North Smithfield

Registered Offenders: 1

Population: 11,968

.42 per 5000 residents

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#30

Bristol

Registered Offenders: 2

Population: 22,922

.44 per 5000 residents

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#29

Scituate 

Registered Offenders: 1

Population: 10,330

.48 per 5000 residents

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#28

Johnston

Registered Offenders: 3

Population: 28,771

.52 per 5000 residents

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#27

Narragansett

Registered Offenders: 2

Population: 15,814

.63 per 5000 residents

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#26

Tiverton

Registered Offenders: 2

Population: 15,743

.64 per 5000 residents

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#25

Lincoln

Registered Offenders: 3

Population: 21,108

.71 per 5000 residents

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#24

Cumberland

Registered Offenders: 5

Population: 33,507

.75 per 5000 residents

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#23

North Kingstown

Registered Offenders: 4

Population: 26,396

.76 per 5000 residents

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#22

Exeter

Registered Offenders: 1

Population: 6,405

.78 per 5000 residents

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#21

Portsmouth

Registered Offenders: 3

Population: 17,348

.86 per 5000 residents

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#20

Jamestown

Registered Offenders: 1

Population: 5,391

.92 per 5000 residents

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#19

Burrillville

Registered Offenders: 3

Population: 15,956

.94 per 5000 residents

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#18

Newport

Registered Offenders: 5

Population: 24,619

1.01 per 5000 residents

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#17

Glocester

Registered Offenders: 3

Population: 9,747

1.03 per 5000 residents

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#15 (tie)

North Providence

Registered Offenders: 7

Population: 32,079

1.09 per 5000 residents

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#15 (tie)

Warwick

Registered Offenders: 18

Population: 82,361

1.09 per 5000 residents

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#14

Charlestown

Registered Offenders: 2

Population: 7,800

1.28 per 5000 residents

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#13

South Kingstown

Registered Offenders: 8

Population: 30,553

1.31 per 5000 residents

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#12

Warren

Registered Offenders: 3

Population: 10,594

1.41 per 5000 residents

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#11

Coventry

Registered Offenders: 10

Population: 34,884

1.43 per 5000 residents

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#10

Westerly

Registered Offenders: 8

Population: 22,708

1.76 per 5000 residents

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#9

East Providence

Registered Offenders: 20

Population: 47,039

2.12 per 5000 residents

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#8

West Warwick

Registered Offenders: 14

Population: 29,080

2.41 per 5000 residents

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#7

Hopkinton

Registered Offenders: 4

Population: 8,159

2.45 per 5000 residents

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#6

Pawtucket

Registered Offenders: 39

Population: 71,153

2.74 per 5000 residents

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#5

West Greenwich

Registered Offenders: 4

Population: 6,112

3.27 per 5000 residents

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#4

Central Falls

Registered Offenders: 15

Population: 19,379

3.87 per 5000 residents

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#3

Providence

Registered Offenders: 166

Population: 178,053

4.66 per 5000 residents

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#2

Woonsocket

Registered Offenders: 41

Population: 41,188

4.97 per 5000 residents

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Cranston

Registered Offenders: 153

Population: 80,392

9.42 per 5000 residents

 
 

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