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Child Pornography Charges Reduced in Providence County Superior Court on April 14th, 2023

April 2023


Attorney Kensley Barrett of the Marin and Barrett Law Firm successfully defended a case involving a client charged with mail, transport, deliver, or transfer child pornography and possession of child pornography. In December 2021, the Rhode Island State Police received a cyber tip from federal authorities regarding an individual in Rhode Island uploading images of suspected child pornography. Using the IP address provided by service providers, the State Police located the residence where the activity originated. A search warrant was executed, and the police found child pornography on the client's cell phone during the search.

The client was originally charged with possession and distribution of 165 images of child pornography. However, the client had a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, so the attorney immediately obtained documentation from their high school and middle school showing they had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) throughout their schooling. The attorney also enrolled the client in treatment and obtained a sex offender evaluation, which showed the client was not at risk of re-offending.

The attorney provided the prosecution and the court with treatment letters, the sex offender evaluation, and the IEP/diagnosis for the client, arguing that an amendment was appropriate given the client's disability. The state agreed to amend the charges to accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes (a non-registration offense) and placed the client on a five-year suspended sentence with five years of probation, requiring continued counseling.

CASE RESULTS: CHARGES REDUCED TO ACCESSING A COMPUTER FOR FRAUDULENT PURPOSES (NON-REGISTRATION OFFENSE) and the client was placed on a five-year suspended sentence with five years of probation on April 14th, 2023

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Providence Superior Court

Kensley Barrett

Attorney Kensley Barrett is a skilled criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record in handling a wide range of cases in Rhode Island. Known for his strong background in trial advocacy and negotiation, Barrett is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and with a 10.0 "Superb" rating on Avvo, he consistently achieves successful outcomes, including acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges.

Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Ten Consecutive Years 2014-2023

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 10 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2023. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.

Rhode Island Members of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorneys Matthew Marin and Kensley Barrett are both Rhode Island General Members of the National College for DUI Defense. Members represent some of the most experienced and cutting edge DUI defense attorney's throughout the Country. Nationwide, DUI laws are extremely complex and constantly changing and the College facilitates the exchange of innovative defenses throughout the Country.