Grand Jury returns No True Bill decision in alleged East Providence assault case

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PROVIDENCE — In a report issued by the Attorney General’s office Friday, Dec. 7, the Providence County Grand Jury returned a no true bill in the sexual assault case against Ivan Calderon.

Mr. Calderon, 55 and of Providence, was initially charged by the East Providence Police with one count of assault with intent to commit first degree sexual assault and one count of second degree sexual assault.

As defined, a “no true bill” is a legal procedure to dismiss charges against a defendant when the grand jury does not find enough evidence to charge the defendant with violating a law.

Mr. Calderon, a RIPTA bus driver, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 2, after being accused by a 41-year old female passenger of assault while he was on duty. The alleged incident occurred in the vehicle and on his route along Willett Avenue in the area of the Shaw’s Supermarket plaza. Mr. Calderon was alleged to have forced himself on the victim once the bus was clear of other passengers.

Mr. Calderon was suspended from his position at RIPTA, pending the investigation. According to police and court records, Mr. Calderon has used several aliases and also has a criminal history both in Rhode Island and New York state.

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