East Providence Police charge Bristol man with child assault
EAST PROVIDENCE — A Bristol man previously convicted on child molestation charges was arrested once again Wednesday, July 23, by East Providence Police for an alleged assault on a 10-year-old girl at a health club in city late last week.
Raymond J. Dubord, 63, of 50 Monroe St., was detained by Bristol Police and transferred into the custody of East Providence officers after the latter department had a warrant signed for his arrest early Wednesday morning. He is being held at the East Providence Police Headquarters overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, July 24.
According to EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier, Mr. Dubord is alleged to have made unwanted advances towards and improperly touched the young girl in the pool of the Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness Center, located at 15 Catamore Blvd., last Friday, July 18. The victim and her grandmother each notified Healthtrax management of the situation. Police were called and both registered complaints.
Capt. Frazier said upon completion of the initial investigation, the department had enough evidence to pursue the matter. Capt. Frazier added Mr. Dubord was convicted of first and second degree molestation charges back in 1992. He received a 20-year suspended sentence and was placed on probation.
At this time, Mr. Dubord, a registered sex offender, is being charged with only simple assault, however Capt. Frazier said the investigation is ongoing and more charges made be brought.
The captain acknowledged the effort the management of Healthtrax in the matter, saying they "were very cooperative. They really took it seriously. We're very happy with how they reacted. Their actions should be commended." Management immediately terminated Mr. Dubord's membership.