State Rep. John M. Carnevale (D-Providence, Johnston) pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree sexual assault and one count of assault with the intent to commit sexual assault Wednesday. He was released on $50,000 bail.
Carnevale, 50, a retired Providence police sergeant, is in her home and attempting to have sex with her on July 28. When she resisted, Carnevale allegedly masturbated in front of the victim, before throwing a $20 bill at her, according to reports from the the Johnston Police Department.
According to the report, the victim went to police headquarters on Aug. 1 to report the incident. Carnevale was indicted on Oct. 28 and arraigned Wednesday. He was reeleased on bail and has said he does not intend to resign from the General Assembly.
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