City man faces jail time for molesting 13-year-old girl

City man faces jail time for molesting 13-year-old girl

WOONSOCKET – A city man pled no contest in Superior Court this week on a child molestation charge tracing back to 2013.

George Dugas, 55, pled nolo contendere to molesting a 13-year-old girl in a Bellevue Avenue apartment in Woonsocket between Feb. 4, 2013, and Feb. 3, 2014. According to a press release from the attorney general's office, the girl knew Dugas prior to the incidents. Det. Jamie Martin of the Woonsocket Police Department investigated the case.

Dugas was charged with first-degree molestation and tried in Providence County Superior Court. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years with nine years to serve and the balance suspended with probation, along with registering as a sex-offender, receiving counseling and maintaining a no-contact order with the victim. He is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 20.