Previous Providence rec center director sentenced to 9 years for kid molestation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– The previous director of a leisure center in Providence will invest practically a years in jail for kid molestation.

Manuel Nunez, 44, of Cranston, pleaded no contest to 3 counts of second-degree kid molestation, according to the workplace of Attorney general of the United States Peter Neronha.

Nunez, the previous director of the John Rollins Entertainment Center, was sentenced to 25 years with 9 to serve at the Grownup Correctional Institutions (ACI) and the rest suspended with probation.

He should sign up as a sex transgressor, go to sex transgressor therapy, and undergo neighborhood guidance requirements under state law. The court likewise bought that he have no contact with the victim.

District attorneys stated the supposed acts happened in Providence in between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021.

In March 2021, a female reported to cops that her 13-year-old child had actually been sexually attacked on a number of celebrations by Nunez, who is understood to their household. Nunez later on confessed to cops that he had actually dedicated the criminal activity.

” The degree of guts shown by this kid in stepping forward and reporting the sexual attack by this offender– somebody who needs to have been and who held himself out as a ‘relied on’ adult– can not be overemphasized,” Neronha stated. “I am deeply grateful to her and her household for guaranteeing that this offender will no longer remain in a position to hurt others.”

Nunez was fired quickly after being employed as the rec center’s director due to the accusations.