From:  North Smithfield Police Date: November 9, 2017  Re:   Justin Rapoza Arrest 

On November 7, 2017, members of the North Smithfield Police Department arrested Justin Rapoza, age 18, of 399 Central Street, North Smithfield and charged him with one count of first degree child molestation/sexual assault.  The arrest stems from an investigation that was conducted in regards to a complaint filed, with North Smithfield Police, by the parents of a fourteen year old female.  The incident was initially reported to police by North Smithfield High School administrators.  The juvenile female told police during her interview that Rapoza forced her to engage in a sexual act with him (Rapoza) at North Smithfield High School during school hours.  

Rapoza was arraigned on November 8, 2017 in third District Court in Warwick and held without bail pending a bail hearing scheduled for November 21, 2017.  No additional information will be released in this case due to the victim being a juvenile.  


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