Final Report of the Providence County Grand Jury

Reported March 1, 2019

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law.

Benjamin Martins (age 26)

Tiverton, RI

P1/19-0822A

On March 1, 2019, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Benjamin Martins with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, one count of indecent exposure, and one count of simple assault.

The alleged acts occurred in the city of North Providence sometime on October 28, 2018. The North Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on March 20, 2019 in Providence County Superior Court.

Macario Gutierrez (age 44)

Providence, RI

P1/19-0822A

On March 1, 2019, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Macario Gutierrez with three counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation.

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Providence sometime between June 6, 2009 and December 31, 2011. The Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on March 20, 2019 in Providence County Superior Court.