Woonsocket man sentenced to 30 years for child molestation

Woonsocket man sentenced to 30 years for child molestation

PROVIDENCE – A Woonsocket man who has been held since 2010 for multiple counts of first and second degree child molestation was sentenced on April 23.

Anibal Acevedo, 41, with a last known address of Laundry Street was given 30 years, with 20 to serve for the 2003 crime. The sentence was delivered by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter, who also ordered that Acevedo undergo sex offender counseling and be subject to lifetime sex offender registration, community notification and GPS monitoring, pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act.

During the trial, the state proved that Acevedo molested a young girl, whom he was familiar with, on two occasions when she was 12 years old. The victim reported the molestation in 2009.

Woonsocket Police Detective Kevin Hammann, who has since retired, led the investigation and Assistant Attorney General Feidlim Gill prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.

Acevedo has been held without bail since November 2010. He was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury in February of two counts of first degree child molestation and three counts of second degree child molestation.