Jury finds Lincoln man guilty of child molestation


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Lincoln has been found guilty in Providence County Superior Court of multiple counts of second-degree child molestation against three victims between 2016 and 2017.

On April 24, 2024, following a seven-day trial before Superior Court Justice Maureen B. Keough, a jury found Nicholas Oliveira (age 34) guilty of three counts of second-degree child molestation. Additionally, the defendant has been charged with first-degree child molestation in Connecticut. That case remains pending.

During the trial, the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant sexually assaulted three girls under the age of 14, all of whom were known to him, on multiple occasions between July 2016 and December 2017.

Special Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Burke of the Office of the Attorney General and Detective Richard Bousquet of the Lincoln Police Department led the investigation and prosecution of these cases.