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Pawtucket Man Charged for Allegedly Traveling to the Dominican Republic to Engage in Sex with a Minor

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

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket man who traveled repeatedly to the Dominican Republic, where he allegedly had sexual contact with a minor, has been charged in federal court in Providence with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

It is alleged in charging documents that Miguel Angel Montero, 42, a naturalized United States citizen who was born in the Dominican Republic (DR), traveled several times to the DR between 2009 and 2013.  During those visits, Monteiro is alleged to have had illicit sexual contact with a minor female on numerous occasions; as a result of this conduct, the alleged victim gave birth to a child fathered by Montero at the age of 15.

Montero is currently detained at the Adult Correctional Institutions, having been convicted at trial in Rhode Island state court on a charge of first-degree child molestation, in a separate matter.

The case in U.S. District Court is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Denise M. Barton and John P. McAdams.

The matter charged in federal court was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Pawtucket Police Department. U.S Attorney Cunha thanks the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General for their assistance in advance of this case being charged in U.S. District Court.

A federal criminal complaint is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Jim Martin
(401) 709-5357

Updated June 14, 2022

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 22-93