SCITUATE, RI — State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force officers have arrested a Department of Corrections, Correctional Officer, a Warwick man, for electronically disseminating indecent material to a minor.
Thomas P. Nolan, 56, of 2198 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, RI was arrested for two counts of Electronically Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor after a Task Force investigation. Investigators found Nolan engaged in a series of communications with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old male, according to RI State Police.
The conversation became sexually explicit and Nolan allegedly electronically disseminated indecent material to a person whom he believed to be a 14-year-old male, police report. Nolan was indicated on two charges of Electronically Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor and he was arrested this afternoon in Cranston.
Assistant Detective Commander Captain Robert Creamer stated, “At this time there is no evidence of any involvement with other minors, however we continue to investigate and ask that anyone with information regarding Mr. Nolan contact the Rhode Island State Police/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at (401) 921-1170.”
Nolan was arraigned on the charges at Third Division Superior Court this afternoon before the Honorable Magistrate John F. McBurney III and was released after being issued a bail of $50,000 personal recognizance with special bail conditions of no unsupervised contact with minors and limited internet use.
Nolan has been employed as a correctional officer with the Department of Corrections since February 1990.
A person found guilty of Electronically Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor may be subject to a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or imprisoned not more than five (5) years or both.
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