Final Report of the Providence County Grand Jury

Reported September 1, 2022

 

An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Salvatore Valentin (age 35)

Springfield, MA

P1-2022-3199A

On September 1, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Salvatore Valentin with one count of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation.

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Woonsocket on diverse dates between January 1, 2020, and October 18, 2021. The Woonsocket Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on September 21, 2022, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

Ronald Andrews (age 42)

Johnston, RI

P1-2022-3200A

On September 1, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Ronald Andrews with one count of first-degree arson.

The alleged act occurred in the town of Johnston sometime on February 18, 2022. The Johnston Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on September 21, 2022, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

Jessaline Andrade (age 27)

Pawtucket, RI

P1-2022-3201A

On September 1, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jessaline Andrade with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of cruelty or neglect of a child.

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Pawtucket sometime on December 10, 2021. The Pawtucket Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on September 21, 2022, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

Yara Chum (age 34)

Pawtucket, RI

P1-2022-3201B

On September 1, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Yara Chum with one count of murder.

The alleged act occurred in the city of Pawtucket sometime on December 10, 2021. The Pawtucket Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on September 21, 2022, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

Stephano Castro (age 31)

Providence, RI

P1-2022-3201C

On September 1, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Stephano Castro with one count of murder.

The alleged act occurred in the city of Pawtucket sometime on December 10, 2021. The Pawtucket Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on September 21, 2022, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

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