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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Two Arrested on Enticement & Child Pornography Charges

PROVIDENCE - Two Cranston men have been arrested after separate investigations revealed they allegedly communicated with minors in other states via the Internet, attempting to entice them to engage in sexual activity. Their communications allegedly included the transmission of sexually explicit photographs.

  On Friday, Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Cranston Police, arrested Raymond Gliottone, 35, in his basement apartment on charges of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in prohibited sexual activity and access with intent to view child pornography. It is alleged that Gliottone attempted to entice a 15-year-old girl in Maine. The communications allegedly included sexually explicit conversations, images of his genitalia, and encouraging the minor to run away with him.

Gliottone was ordered detained on Monday following an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond.

In a separate investigation, FBI agents, assisted by the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Cranston Police, and Warwick Police, today arrested Paul Stabile, Jr., 38, on charges of transfer of obscene material to a minor under the age of 16, and possession and access with intent to view child pornography. It is alleged that Stabile, while purporting be a young woman a named “Cindy Mennillo,” communicated via the Internet and attempted to entice a 14-year-old boy in Nevada. The communications allegedly included sexually explicit conversations and the transmission of sexually explicit photographs purporting to be “Cindy Mennillo.”

During today’s arrest, law enforcement executed a court-authorized search of Stabile’s basement apartment and seized several digital storage devices.

Stabile was ordered detained in home confinement by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan following an initial appearance in U.S. District Court.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John P. McAdams.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
Press Release Number: 
18-152
Updated November 20, 2018