Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced that Adam Lake, 30, with a last known address of 6 Whittier Drive, Coventry, was sentenced to 40 years, with 25 to serve with the remainder suspended with probation, for the molestation of his 11-year old stepdaughter.
Lake was found guilty in January by a Providence County Superior Court jury on two counts of first degree child molestation in a trial presided over by Superior Court Associate Justice Judith Savage.
Upon release, under the Jessica Lundsford Act, which Lake is subject to, any person convicted of first degree child molestation of a child less than 12 years of age shall be on community supervision for life, which includes electronic GPS monitoring for life.
During the trial, the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Lake molested his 11-year old stepdaughter on multiple occasions in 2008 and 2009. The victim reported the molestation to a family member who in turn reported it to the Providence Police.
“Adam Lake violated the trust of his stepdaughter and stole a piece of her childhood,” said Attorney General Kilmartin. “Child molestation often comes from those we least expect; from those who are supposed to protect the children in their care. It is this predatory, deviant behavior that the stiff sentences and the Jessica Lundsford Act are designed to prevent from happening to another child.”
Special Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Child Abuse Unit Shannon Signore prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General. Detective Rotella led the investigation for the Providence Police Department.