Alleged attack nets arrest of registered sex offender
WOONSOCKET — A registered sex offender was ordered held at the state prison Thursday after police arrested him for breaching his duty to keep them apprised of an address change.
Jason Kidd, 38, was also wanted on a warrant for domestic strangulation in connection with a May 24 attack on a woman at 12 Fairmount St. – the same address the Rhode Island Sex Offender Registry had on file for him. When Detective Jesse I. Nunnemacher went there looking for Kidd Wednesday night, the woman told the officer Kidd had not stayed there since he allegedly attacked her.
She told police, however, that Kidd had been calling her from a blocked number and “making threats to her and she was extremely worried for her safety,” Nunnemacher’s report says.
Kidd later showed up at police headquarters and informed Nunnemacher he’d been staying at 36 Eudora St. in Provi- dence.
During an appearance in Sixth District Court the following day, Kidd was arraigned on three counts – felony domestic assault by strangulation, failure to relinquish a telephone and – also a felony – failure to notify police of an address change. The judge set bail at a combined $500 cash on the charges.
But Kidd was ordered held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions for violating his probation on a 2016 conviction for failure to notify the Providence police department of an address change. His probation in that case doesn’t expire until Oct. 16, 2018, court records say.
Kidd was declared a sex offender in 1999, following a conviction for second-degree child molestation, according to the judiciary’s website. He’s been arrested for failure to abide by his duty to keep authorities apprised of his living arrangements at least four times since then.
Kidd is due back in court for a violation hearing on June 21.