Bail hearing delayed for accused child molester; lawyer seeks dismissal
A bail hearing scheduled for Thursday morning in Providence Superior Court in the child molestation case against Richard Perry, 55, of Warren, was moved to Tuesday, Jan. 22. No reason for the delay was given by the court clerk.
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Paul DiMaio, a criminal defense attorney hired by Mr. Perry, filed a motion to dismiss the case against Mr. Perry. That motion will be heard before Magistrate John McBurney on Jan. 16. A pre-trial conference is also scheduled for that day.
Mr. Perry, formerly of Bristol, is accused of sexually molesting a nine-year-old boy he met through King Phillip Little League, where he was a coach. He is charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation.
One of Mr. Perry’s brothers, Jesse Perry, 59, of Fall River, Mass., is also accused of molesting a nine-year-old boy he met while an assistant coach for the Bristol Mustangs, a Pop Warner football league in town.
Jesse Perry is scheduled for a bail hearing in District Court on Friday, Jan. 18.
Both brothers are being represented by Mr. DiMaio. The Perrys are being held without bail at the ACI until their bail hearings.