Police arraign sex offender on three additional attacks


PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) — The level-three sex offender arrested for trying to grab a woman and pull her into the woods at knife-point last week was arraigned on three additional charges.

Roger Corbin, 53, had been out of prison for just third months when he was arrested on November 30 for attacking a 38-year-old woman, according to North Kingstown police.

On Thursday, officials stated that Corbin was arraigned for attacking three more women in Providence prior to his arrest in North Kingston.

“This man, Roger Corbin, is an absolute monster and we are thankful that he is off the street and we will do our best on our part in law enforcement to keep him off the street,” said Major David Lapatin of the Providence Police Department.

Providence police believed Corbin was responsible for reported attacks on October 21, October 13 and November 28 before he was arrested again.

Each time the victim got away, according to officials.

“In all times, that the incident occurred, the suspect attempted to drag the women into a secluded area,” said Lt. Tim O’Hara with the Providence Police.

Prior to this, Corbin had served 17 years and 5.5 years in prison for attacking women.

Local legislators have already come forward to say that laws surrounding repeat offenders need to be reexamined.

“We need to strengthen our sentencing laws, our counseling, and make sure that if these people are going to reenter society again that there are certain things in place to make sure that they don’t reoffend,” said Joesph Solomon Jr., State Representative from District 22.

State Rep. Joesph McNamara stated, “We can look at longer periods of incarcaration, I don’t know if that is necessarily the answer. Maybe increased supervision and also more mandatory counseling.”

Two years ago, both representatives pushed forward a bill that increased the distance for how far away sex offenders can live to a school, making it 1000 feet.

“I refuse to be the one to tell the next victim  of a crime that we didn’t do enough, that we couldn’t do enough,” McNamara said.

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