Court dates scheduled for alleged child molester
Former Bristol Warren school employee and youth sports coach Richard Perry remains at the ACI after his arrest for first- and second-degree child molestation earlier this month.
Mr. Perry’s Dec. 20 court date to determine an attorney was postponed until Thursday, Dec. 27. A pre-trial conference is set for Thursday, Jan. 13.
Since Mr. Perry’s arrest on Dec. 13, several people have contacted local law enforcement claiming they were either a victim of Mr. Perry or know of people who were alleged victims of Mr. Perry, according to local police.
For decades, Mr. Perry worked alongside children at Mt. Hope High School where he was a special education teacher’s assistant. He was later transferred to Kickemuit Middle School where he worked as a custodian. In addition, Mr. Perry is one of three brothers who were active in local youth sports leagues as coaches and league officials. Published records also show that Mr. Perry was a camp director at the Bristol YMCA in the early 1980s and, prior to that, worked at a Salvation Army summer camp program in Virginia.
Bristol police and the Rhode Island State Police are involved in the ongoing investigation.