UPDATE: Pawtucket Police fire probationary officer charged with sexual assault
By News Staff
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A probationary officer was fired from the Pawtucket Police Department after being charged in connection with a sexual assault in Johnston.
Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves announced in a statement Friday that probationary officer Thomas Cahill was terminated from his position after police learned he was charged by Johnston Police with sexual assault.
Johnston Police said Cahill was arrested after a female patron of Bar 101, located at 1478 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, reported to police that she was inappropriately touched while at the bar Wednesday.
The incident in question did not occur when Cahill was on-duty.
Cahill was interviewed by Johnston Police detectives Thursday and was formally charged with one count of felony Second-Degree Sexual Assault.
Cahill was arraigned before a Justice of the Peace, and bail was set at $10,000 personal recognizance. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
“The Pawtucket Police Department does not condone or tolerate any criminal behavior,” Pawtucket Police aid in a statement. “Our officers are held to the highest standards as this is what our residents expect and deserve.”
He will appear in Kent County District Court June 10.
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