February 23, 2019

EP Police Make Arrest

Man arrested on child molestation charges

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The East Providence Police Department reports the arrest of Matthew Golding Age 32 of 24 Cambridge Street Providence, RI on the charges of 2 counts of 1st Degree Child Molestation and 2 counts of 2nd Degree Child Molestation.

"On 1/16/19 the East Providence Police received a report of a possible molestation, where Golding was the suspect, which had occurred at an East Providence address from September 2017 and February 2018. SVU Detective, Michael Spremulli initiated an investigation into the allegations. With assistance from DCYF, RI Probation and Parole Office, and the RI Attorney General’s Office the East Providence Police concluded there was sufficient evidence to request an arrest warrant for Golding," said a Police press release.

Members of the East Providence Police Detective Bureau, Providence Police Detective Bureau, RISP ICAC Task Force, and the Department of Probation & Parole executed the arrest warrant at the Providence address. At the same time East Providence Detectives executed a search warrant at the East Providence address.

Golding, who had a previous arrest for Possession of Child Pornography and is a registered Sex Offender, was located at 24 Cambridge Street by police and was taken into custody without incident. Additional evidence was located at that scene and the Providence Police will be adding charges against Golding. Several items of interest were also seized from the East Providence address and held as evidence.

Golding was arraigned on the charges on Thursday.

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