ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by State en Copyright 2020 Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:08:41 -0500 Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:03:23 -0400 Former Navy commander sentenced to life in federal prison for coercing a minor, child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-navy-commander-sentenced-life-federal-prison-coercing-minor-child-pornography Lieutenant Commander Ronald W. Zenga, 45, of Middletown, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty on November 19, 2020, to coercion of a minor, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-navy-commander-sentenced-life-federal-prison-coercing-minor-child-pornography Fri, 10 Sep 2021 13:03:23 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Collection of historic stone projectile points returned to R.I. Haffenreffer Museum following HSI probe https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/collection-historic-stone-projectile-points-returned-ri-haffenreffer-museum-following The stone projectile points, used primarily for hunting, were unearthed by Harrie M. Wheeler, a noted Rhode Island collector and amateur archeologist, during excavations that he conducted between 1928 and 1950 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Present for the return ceremony :(Left to right) U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island Aaron L. Weisman, Wheeler family members, HSI Providence Special Agent Michael Polouski and HSI Tacoma (Washington) Special Agent Michael Roots; standing in rear : HSI Providence Resident Agent In Charge Bryan Lewis. , Historic projectile points recovered and returned to museum by HSI agents, U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, local police , HSI Providence Special Agent Michael Polouski looks on as Haffenreffer Museum official signs documentation officially receiving possession of artifacts. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/collection-historic-stone-projectile-points-returned-ri-haffenreffer-museum-following Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:00:30 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man sentenced to 40 years after ICE HSI child exploitation case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-sentenced-40-years-after-ice-hsi-child-exploitation-case Jordan Monroe, 54, has been detained in federal custody since his arrest by HSI special agents and members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force on May 12, 2016, when, during a court-authorized search of his residence, he was found to be in possession of tens of thousands of images and nearly a thousand videos containing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-sentenced-40-years-after-ice-hsi-child-exploitation-case Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:45 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island ICE HSI Boston investigation brings 10-year prison sentence in Rhode Island child sex trafficking case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-boston-investigation-brings-10-year-prison-sentence-rhode-island-child-sex According to court documents and information presented to the court, in March and April 2017, Reysean Williams, 28, with the assistance of another individual, Leonardo Gomes, 20, of Pawtucket, RI sex trafficked the 17-year-old in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and on Long Island, New York, by posting advertisements and pictures of the teenager on the website “Backpage.com”. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-boston-investigation-brings-10-year-prison-sentence-rhode-island-child-sex Thu, 09 May 2019 15:15:15 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Mass. man sentenced to 7 years following ICE HSI Boston, Rhode Island State Police child exploitation investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mass-man-sentenced-7-years-following-ice-hsi-boston-rhode-island-state-police-child Fetahe Makonnen, 35, was convicted and sentenced after being arrested in October 2017, in possession of two computer thumb drives containing approximately 1,300 images and videos depicting child pornography involving prepubescent children. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mass-man-sentenced-7-years-following-ice-hsi-boston-rhode-island-state-police-child Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:00:30 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island ICE HSI Rhode Island investigation leads to federal conviction, seizure of $500,000 worth of counterfeit goods https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-rhode-island-investigation-leads-federal-conviction-seizure-500000-worth The leaders of the counterfeit scheme, Stephen Russell and Robert Brown, both of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, were convicted in February and March of this year of trafficking in counterfeit goods charges in Rhode Island federal court; final sentencing in the case is set for January 2019. ICE HSI Rhode Island investigation leads to federal conviction, seizure of $500,000 worth of counterfeit goods , ICE HSI Rhode Island investigation leads to federal conviction, seizure of $500,000 worth of counterfeit goods https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-rhode-island-investigation-leads-federal-conviction-seizure-500000-worth Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:45:00 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Massachusetts man pleads guilty in Rhode Island to interstate travel to have sex with a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/massachusetts-man-pleads-guilty-rhode-island-interstate-travel-have-sex-minor David H. Bentz, 46, of Norwell, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Bentz made his admission before U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/massachusetts-man-pleads-guilty-rhode-island-interstate-travel-have-sex-minor Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:45:00 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Second Rhode Island man sentenced in sex trafficking conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/second-rhode-island-man-sentenced-sex-trafficking-conspiracy Mackenzy Scott, 21, of Providence, Rhode Island, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. He had previously pleaded guilty to the charge on September 20, 2016. A co-defendant in this matter, Cristian Garcia, 21, also of Providence, pleaded guilty in May 2016 to his role in the conspiracy. He was sentenced on October 27, 2016, to 24 months in federal prison to be followed by 5 years supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/second-rhode-island-man-sentenced-sex-trafficking-conspiracy Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:00:15 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-sentenced-20-years-sex-trafficking-minor On June 30, 2015, HSI agents, Providence Police detectives and members of the Human Trafficking Task Force located the victim in Harris’ apartment in Providence and rescued her. Investigators discovered numerous nude photographs of the 17-year-old victim on Harris’ cell phone. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-sentenced-20-years-sex-trafficking-minor Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:45:15 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Dominican national sentenced to federal prison for passport fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/dominican-national-sentenced-federal-prison-passport-fraud George L. Wilson, 54, recently of Providence, Rhode Island, was sentenced eight months in federal prison to be followed by 3 years supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/dominican-national-sentenced-federal-prison-passport-fraud Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:00:00 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man sentenced to 2 years for sex trafficking girls https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-sentenced-2-years-sex-trafficking-girls Cristian Garcia, 21, of Providence, Rhode Island, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for sex trafficking children and was also ordered to serve 5 years supervised release upon completion of his prison term. A co-defendant in this matter, Mackenzy Scott, 20, of Providence, pleaded guilty on September 20, 2016, to conspiracy to sex trafficking children.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-sentenced-2-years-sex-trafficking-girls Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:45:00 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Massachusetts man indicted in Rhode Island for sex trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/massachusetts-man-indicted-rhode-island-sex-trafficking Devon Brown, 24, of Everett, Massachusetts, is alleged to have transported a woman from Massachusetts to Rhode Island for the purpose of commercial sexual activity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/massachusetts-man-indicted-rhode-island-sex-trafficking Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:30 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man pleads guilty to sex trafficking young girl https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-young-girl On April 6, 2015, authorities tracked a cell phone in the possession of the missing teenager to Franklin Township, New Jersey. HSI and FBI special agents, and police officers from Franklin Township located the missing girl and Monteiro in a hotel room in Franklin Township. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-young-girl Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:15:45 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man charged in federal child pornography investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-charged-federal-child-pornography-investigation Jordan Monroe, 50, of Warwick, Rhode Island., was charged in a federal criminal complaint with receiving and distributing child pornography, and possessing and accessing with intent to view child pornography after HSI special agents allegedly discovered tens of thousands of computer files containing images and videos of alleged child pornography, on numerous computers seized from Monroe’s residence. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-charged-federal-child-pornography-investigation Fri, 13 May 2016 16:45:45 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-distributing-child-pornography Adam C. Cobb, 47, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography. Cobb was arrested in April 2015. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-distributing-child-pornography Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:00:15 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Registered sex offender indicted in Rhode Island federal court on 33 counts of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/registered-sex-offender-indicted-rhode-island-federal-court-33-counts-child Jason D. Boudreau, 41, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, was arraigned Monday on federal indictment charging him with 33 counts of allegedly accessing child pornography online. A federal grand jury returned the indictment on February 16, 2016. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/registered-sex-offender-indicted-rhode-island-federal-court-33-counts-child Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:15:15 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island DHS investigation uncovers alleged immigration asylum fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/dhs-investigation-uncovers-alleged-immigration-asylum-fraud-scheme Nimon Naphaeng, 34, a native and citizen of Thailand, who currently resides in Wakefield, Rhode Island, was charged with a 26-count indictment, for charges including visa fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and international money laundering. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/dhs-investigation-uncovers-alleged-immigration-asylum-fraud-scheme Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:15:45 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man pleads guilty to sex trafficking and heroin conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-and-heroin-conspiracy Damien Beverly, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, two counts of transportation to engage in prostitution and one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-and-heroin-conspiracy Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:15:30 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man indicted for sex trafficking, child pornography and witness tampering https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-indicted-sex-trafficking-child-pornography-and-witness-tampering Dujuan Harris, 35, of Providence, was indicted on one count each of sex trafficking a child, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and witness tampering. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-indicted-sex-trafficking-child-pornography-and-witness-tampering Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:30:45 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Providence resident indicted for allegedly sex trafficking 14 year-old girl https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/providence-resident-indicted-allegedly-sex-trafficking-14-year-old-girl Paul J. Monteiro, aka “Peezy,” 29, of Providence, received a three-count indictment charging alleged transportation of a 14-year-old Rhode Island girl to New Jersey for the purpose of engaging in commercial sexual activity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/providence-resident-indicted-allegedly-sex-trafficking-14-year-old-girl Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:30:45 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Dominican national sentenced in identity theft scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/dominican-national-sentenced-identity-theft-scheme Rafael Lara-Mejia, a Dominican national, was sentenced March 5 for his role in a scheme to steal and sell the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/dominican-national-sentenced-identity-theft-scheme Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man pleads guilty to producing child pornography outside the US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-outside-us A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography outside of the United States, and subsequently transporting it back into the country. When sentenced, the man faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-outside-us Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island New Jersey sex offender sentenced to life in federal prison https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-jersey-sex-offender-sentenced-life-federal-prison Donald J. Jones III, 48, was arrested by HSI special agents and the Rhode Island State Police April 8, 2011, after he traveled by bus from Philadelphia to Providence, expecting to meet with an 8-year-old girl and her father. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-jersey-sex-offender-sentenced-life-federal-prison Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Former high school coach pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-high-school-coach-pleads-guilty-federal-child-pornography-charges Glen Matteson pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence Tuesday to one count each of receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography, as charged in a federal indictment returned in August. The guilty plea is the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-high-school-coach-pleads-guilty-federal-child-pornography-charges Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island Rhode Island man arrested for selling suspected counterfeit merchandise https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-arrested-selling-suspected-counterfeit-merchandise Norman Cipriano, 40, of Warwick, R.I., was arrested without incident after HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant at his residence and discovered large quantities of suspected counterfeit sports apparel and counterfeit health and beauty products. Rhode Island man arrested for selling suspected counterfeit merchandise https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rhode-island-man-arrested-selling-suspected-counterfeit-merchandise Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Rhode Island