PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to prison for molesting a 7-year-old girl.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 35-year-old Ricardo Romero, of Pawtucket, was sentenced Friday to seven years behind bars followed by 13 years of probation. Romero was found guilty in May of three counts of second-degree child molestation.
Superior Court Justice Robert Krause also ordered Romero to stay away from the victim. Romero must register as a sex offender.
Prosecutors say Romero molested the girl on multiple occasions between August 2012 and February 2013. The girl reported the abuse to her mother, who contacted Providence police.