Man charged with child abuse after strangling victim

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said Friday that a Burrillville man faces a child abuse charge after allegedly strangling an adolescent.

Kevin Pomfret was charged with second-degree child abuse after surrendering himself to Burrillville police in February.

Neronha said Pomfret, who’s 37 years old, strangled a victim in January who was under the age of 14 at the time.

Burrillville police found that the strangulation caused physical injury to the victim.

Pomfret is scheduled to face a Providence County Superior Court judge in July.

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