Registered sex offender arrested on child molestation charges

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WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A Warwick man was arrested Monday on child molestation charges stemming from an investigation originating in Tennessee.

Bruce MacNeil, 78, of Blue Hill Drive, was arrested by Warwick Police Monday and charged with First Degree Child Molestation.

Warwick Police said the abuse began in 2010, when the victim was 9 years old, and continued until 2015. The victim now resides in Tennessee, where the investigation into the abuse began.

Police said MacNeil is a level III registered sex offender and on probation for a previous 2015 Second Degree Child Molestation conviction.

He was ordered held without bail.

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