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Attleboro, Mass., Resident Detained on Charges of Attempted Enticement of a Minor, Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – U.S. District Court Magistrate Patricia A. Sullivan today ordered Richard F. Woodhead, 54, of South Attleboro, Mass., detained in federal custody during an initial appearance on a criminal complaint charging him with attempted enticement of a minor, attempt to receive child pornography and possession of child pornography.


Woodhead was arrested earlier today by Homeland Security Investigation agents and members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force following a court authorized search of his residence.


Woodward’s arrest and initial appearance are announced by Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch; Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police; and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for New England.


This matter remains under investigation by the Rhode Island State Police ICAC Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Attorney’s Office.


The court scheduled a bail review in this matter to be heard on April 12, 2016.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra R. Hebert.



Updated April 6, 2017

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 17-31