On Tuesday, July 30th Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced, in the following press release, John Rainey (age 54), with a last known address of 2545 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, was sentenced to 60 years, with 50 to serve, for multiple counts of first and second degree child molestation. Rainey was found guilty in June 2013 by a Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child molestation.
Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes sentenced Rainey to 60 years, with 50 to serve, on the two counts of first degree child molestation. In addition, Rainey was sentenced to 15 years to serve on the count of second degree child molestation, sentences to run concurrent. Rainey was ordered to have no contact with the victim and is required to register as a sex offender and to attend sex offender counseling.
“The cooperation between law enforcement, advocacy and prosecution brought this sexual predator to justice,” said Attorney General Kilmartin. “Child molestation cases are among some of the most vile and abhorrent we as prosecutors and law enforcement encounter, and I commend the collaborative efforts of the Providence and Pawtucket Police departments and Day One, who all worked closely with our prosecutors to bring this case to conclusion. I also commend the strength and bravery of the victim for coming forward to face her assailant, and hope this sentence helps her to move forward in the healing process.”
During the trial, the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Rainey molested a young girl, with whom he was acquainted, on multiple occasions during the late eighties and early nineties, starting when she was just eight years of age. The victim disclosed the abuse to the Providence Police in 2011. A grand jury indicted Rainey in February, 2012.
Providence Police Detective Teddy Michael led the investigation for the Providence Police and was assisted by Robert Giron, an advocate from Day One. Michael was also assisted by Detective Sergeant Robert Winsor and Detective Donti Rosciti of the Pawtucket Police who provided information to Providence from a related Pawtucket investigation. Special Assistant Attorney General Gina K. Lopes prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.