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State Police Arrest Former Coach on Molestation Charges

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 scheduled for a status conference on Dec. 20.

O'Donnell said that police are seeking any information from residents about this case, and asked that potential leads are reported to the State Police at (401) 444-1000 or the Bristol Police at (401) 253-6900.

H. Alberti January 07, 2013 at 05:24 PM
They arrested Jesse Perry January 4th on the same charges...Here we go this is going to explode all over the's towns...Its about time!
Snakeman January 08, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Can anyone tell me if rick and jesse coached a team called the Bristol Phoenix.
Snakeman January 08, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Can someone me if rick and jesse coached a team called the Bristol Phoenix.
Snakeman January 08, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Can someone tell me if rick and jesse coached a team called the Bristol Phoenix.
appalled January 09, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Although the act is reprehensible, I am not surprised nothing (allegedly) surfaced. Everyone knows everyone in Bristol and even minor cover ups are common. I have witnessed a big time athlete sucker punch and injure a "regular" male in the high school. THE VICTIM WAS SUSPENDED......the athlete, NOTHING!!!!

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