Notification of Release in Rhode Island
Risk Level III
The North Kingstown Police is releasing the following information pursuant to RI General Laws §11-37.1-1 et seq., also known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act. This individual is subject to community notification of his pending release pursuant to RI General Laws §11-37.1-12 of the Act, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release from prison when the Sex Offender Board of Review determines that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense which also requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to RI General Laws §11-37.1-1 et seq.
This offender is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court. This notification is not to increase fear in the community. It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safe public.
No agency, including any Law Enforcement Agency or any state agency, may direct where the offender does or does not reside, nor can these agencies direct where he works or goes to school. The risk level of this offender has been determined based largely on his potential to re-offend.
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until passage of the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share information with you. Abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered offenders will not be tolerated and may be a crime. Further, such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notifications. We believe that if community notification ends because of community harassment, the only person who wins is the sex offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.
The North Kingstown Police Department is available to help you by providing you with useful information on personal safety. The North Kingstown Police Department may be reached at (401) 294-3316. If you have information regarding current criminal activity of these or any other offender, please call 911.