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NEW: RI Sex Trafficking Bill Passes House 65-0

Friday, April 11, 2014

 

State Rep. Doreen Costa

State Representative Doreen Costa’s (R-District 31) bill (2014- H7916) was recommended for passage by the House Judiciary Committee on April 8th and passed the House Chamber Thursday. The Bill, which passed on a 65-0 vote, will increase jail time for sex predators. 

“Rhode Island criminalized human trafficking in 2009. That is just five short years ago. Think about that! Together we have taken the next step to stand up for the victims of sex trafficking in our state by strengthening our laws,” said Costa.

“Jail time for these sexual predators has changed from 40 to 50 years. Anyone found guilty of interfering with or obstructing enforcement of sex trafficking laws will now face 35 years of imprisonment rather than 20 years and the fine has increased from $20,000 to $40,000.”

“These people don’t belong on our streets. You know it, I know it and now they know it. We will not stop until we are safe from one of the most horrific crimes against kids and adults.”

“Consider the nightmare of being taken against your will by a sex predator, to be forced into that dark, scary world with no where to turn. We have many voices in our state who speak out for victims but they don’t always get the support or the headlines that they deserve for their heart wrenching work.”

“I hope that by bringing this horrific criminal activity back to the forefront that more people will consider volunteering to help victims move forward with their lives.”

“Along with my colleagues in the House, my bill had the support of State Police Superintendent Col. Stephen G. O’Donnell, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers., and I thank them for that.”

 

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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Comments:

Was the guillotine considered?

Comment #1 by Wuggly Ump on 2014 04 11

A Republican bill passes 65-0? Has hell frozen over?

Comment #2 by Marie Dawn Christie on 2014 04 21




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