Three RI men arraigned on child pornography charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Three Rhode Island men were arraigned Wednesday in federal court on child pornography charges.

Scott P. Hickey, 40, of Coventry, Robert Gillissie, 45, of Warwick, and John Amaral, 26, of Providence, were arrested by FBI agents and arraigned in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

Each man faces charges of possession and access with intent to view child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said all three men possessed child pornography obtained from an online bulletin board and web site.

The charges come as part of an ongoing FBI investigation.

If found guilty, each suspect faces up to 20 years imprisonment, 3 years to lifetime supervised release, and a special assessment of $5,000.

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