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KPLL president says league’s screening process works

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  News  /  10 Comments

Despite the allegations that Richard and Jesse Perry preyed on young boys who were involved in youth sports, King Phillip Little League president, Mark DeFelice, is confident that the safeguards in place, and the practices employed by the league, are sufficient to make little league baseball a positive experience. “I think we do everything we […]

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Perry brothers, both accused of child molestation, waive bail hearings

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Former Bristol residents Richard and Jesse Perry, both accused of first- and second-degree child molestation, waived their rights to bail hearings in separate court appearances recently. On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 22, Richard Perry, who is 55 and now lives in Warren, appeared before Magistrate John F. McBurney III in Providence Superior Court where […]

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Alleged molestation victims attend Perry’s arraignment

By   /  January 22, 2013  /  News  /  3 Comments

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Rick Lombardi and Jim Philips attended the Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, arraignment of Warren resident Richard Perry, hoping to catch a glimpse of the man they say sexually abused them years ago in Bristol. Mr. Lombardi, who now lives in Providence, said he was 11 years old and Mr. Perry was 21 when the first […]

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Jesse Perry waives bail hearing, remains in ACI

By   /  January 18, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

Jesse Perry appeared in Sixth District Court where he waived his right to a bail hearing.

Accused child molester Jesse Perry, waived his right to a bail hearing on Friday morning, and will remain at the Adult Correctional Institute for the next 90 days, allowing a grand jury time to review the case against him. After defense attorney Priscilla Facha DiMaio and Special Assistant Attorney General John H. Dean conferred with […]

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Perry dismissal requested based on ‘vague’ indictment

By   /  January 16, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Richard Perry in a 1997 yearbook photo when he worked at Kickemuit Middle School.

Criminal defense attorney Paul DiMaio said he does not know whether his clients, Richard and Jesse Perry, are guilty or not of the first- and second-degree child molestation charges against them. That’s not for him to decide, he added. “My job is to do the best technical work to defend them,” Mr. DeMaio said. And […]

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Perry brothers have had no affiliation with KPLL since 2000

By   /  January 11, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  30 Comments

To the editor: As most Bristolians are aware, two former residents, brothers Jesse and Richard Perry, have been arrested on multiple counts of 1st and 2nd degree child molestation. Since their arrests, there has been much coverage in the media, both in print and on television. Most if not all of this coverage has emphasized both brothers […]

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Bail hearing delayed for accused child molester; lawyer seeks dismissal

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  News  /  6 Comments

Richard Perry in a 1997 yearbook photo when he worked at Kickemuit Middle School.

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 […]

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Alleged child molesters preyed on boys in sports leagues

By   /  January 8, 2013  /  News  /  12 Comments

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The two brothers accused of molesting Bristol children years ago, allegedly preyed on young boys they met through youth sports leagues. Police allege that Richard Perry, 55, of Warren, was involved with the King Phillip Little League in 1998 when he befriended a 9-year-old boy who played in the league. Over time, Mr. Perry reportedly […]

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Alleged child molester, former teacher, had guns illegally

By   /  January 7, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

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On Monday morning, Jan. 7, Jesse S. Perry appeared in Rhode Island’s Sixth Division District Court in Providence, where he was arraigned on one count of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation. On Monday afternoon, Fall River Police Lt. Kevin Tetrault announced additional charges that Mr. Perry will face in Massachusetts. […]

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Second Perry brother charged with Bristol child molestation

By   /  January 7, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  7 Comments

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While alleged child molester Richard Perry remains at the Adult Correctional Institute awaiting a bail hearing scheduled for Friday, Jan. 10, his brother, Jesse S. Perry of Fall River was arrested on Friday, Jan. 4, charged with one count of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree sexual assault. On Monday morning, Jan. 7, […]

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