Interim Report of the Statewide Grand Jury (Reported June 9, 2022)

Published on Monday, June 20, 2022

An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Joao Soares (age 30)

Mansfield, M.A.


On June 9, 2022, the Statewide Grand Jury returned a secret indictment charging Joao Soares with seven counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation.

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Warwick sometime between May 1, 2007, and September 30, 2009. The Warwick Police Department conducted the investigation.

The indictment against the defendant was unsealed and he was arraigned in Kent County Superior Court on June 15, 2022.