Mass man charged with molesting two Cranston teens

By News Staff

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A man from Massachusetts has been charged with molesting two teens from Cranston that he met online.

According to police, 23-year-old Raphael Caldeira, of Abington, met the two girls, ages 13 and 15, on the dating website meetme.com.

Police were tipped off when the younger girl told her parents she and Caldeira had sex.

The victims told police that Caldeira exchanged texts with them and that he sent them inappropriate photos of himself.

Police also say Caldeira drove to Cranston on three occasions to meet the girls for sex.

Caldeira is charged with second degree child molestation, second degree sexual assault, two counts of electronically disseminating indecent material to minors prohibited and four counts of enticement of a child. 

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