Man involved in Providence sexual assault of 16-year-old girl sentenced to prison

Providence police shared this booking photo of Malcom Baptista.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A 21-year-old man involved in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old unconscious girl four years ago was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Attorney General Peter Neronha said Friday Malcom Baptista entered a plea of nolo contendere to one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of conspiracy to commit sexual assault, one count of possession child pornography, and one count of obstruction of justice.

Nerohna said he was sentenced to 20 years with 12 years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions and an eight-year suspended sentence and 20 years of probation.

The 21-year-old will also have to register as a sex offender, complete sex offender counseling, and have no contact with the victim.

Baptista, said Neronha, is the fifth person convicted for their role in the 2019 sexual assault.

In December 2019, police said the 16-year-old was brought to a party where alcohol and marijuana were used at a Glenham Street home. That’s where the sexual assault took place.

There was a video of the sexual assault that was posted on Facebook, which helped identify the suspects, said police.

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