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NJ Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Transporting RI Minor to Engage in Sex

Thursday, October 09, 2014

 

NJ Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Transporting RI Minor to Engage in Criminal Sex

A New Jersey man was sentenced this morning at the U.S. District Court in Providence to 87 months in federal prison for traveling interstate for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

Daniel Berger, 28, admitted that he befriended a 13-year-old female on the Internet and subsequently transported her from Portsmouth to his residence in Haskell, New Jersey, on July 24, 2013.

Berger, who pled guilty on July 18, 2014, was also ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi to serve 15 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term, to register as a sex offender and to pay restitution to the victim’s family in the amount of $909.39, for expenses incurred by the family as a result of this crime.

Local, state and federal law enforcement officials from Rhode Island and New Jersey worked collaboratively to locate the victim and arrest Berger.

 

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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#1

Cranston

Registered Offenders: 153

Population: 80,392

9.42 per 5000 residents

 
 

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