Woonsocket Call

Al­leged at­tack nets ar­rest of reg­is­tered sex of­fender

- By RUSS OLIVO ro­livo@woonsock­et­call.com Fol­low Russ Olivo on Twit­ter @rus­so­livo Crime · Incidents · Woonsocket, RI · Rhode Island · District Court · Providence

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.

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