Sex Offender Notification of Release: Peter F. Dawson, Sr.

The offender is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court.


Name/Age: Peter F. Dawson, Sr., 34

Date of Birth: Feb. 20, 1978

Residence: 2 Second St., Coventry

Description: White male, 5'11", 175 lbs., gray hair, blue eyes

Convicted of: First Degree Sexual Assault; Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Assault. Victim was a 25-year-old female known to the offender.

Risk Level: Two (moderate risk offender)

Probation Expires: June 10, 2028

The  has released this information pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1 et seq., also known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act.

This individual is subject to community notification of his pending release pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-12 of the act, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's release from prison when the Sex Offender Board of Review determines that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The aforementioned individual has been convicted of a sex offense which also requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1 et seq.

This offender is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court. This notification is not to increase fear in the community. It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safe public.

coventry voter-Jay September 12, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Scum Bag
Leave RI September 12, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Well the pro criminal Dems on Smith Hill should be high-fiving knowing this piece of trash only served a couple of years and has 16 years of probation. He'll probably open a marijuana clinic. We need about 50 more Brendan Doherty's to unscrew the RI General Laws.
Cov Resident 58 September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Hey Leave RI... He was released because that's what the laws called for. I'm not saying I agree with it, but that's the way it is. If you have that much of an issue with it, stop wasting your time crying about it online and run for office and change the laws. If half the people who complained about these things stepped up and tried to make changes, these things wouldn't still be happening
Rudy101 September 13, 2012 at 01:58 AM
"... It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safe public." What if that statement of belief, that statement of belief that required this person to openly receive community ridicule and in all liklihood will recieve harassments and threats is not factually making a safe community? The question is: Does this peson have to tolerate open ridicule that is encouraged by the public and the government for its own sake? If giving unlimited public notificaiton is making the community more dangerous does this person have to legally abide by laws whose outcome will likely result in the loss of his safety and/or security? You people have a theory of protection. You built a comprehensive police State around this theory. DOES THE THEORY HOLD WATER? Because there is dozens and dozens of research papers by independent universities done over the course of many years. ALL the credible research (peer reviewed) says the registry is not providing public safety. Your registry is in real trouble. You all know that, right?
Leave RI September 13, 2012 at 02:48 PM
...nope...still a piece of trash and should be called a piece of trash until his pro criminal Dems give him a free funeral..yes he should absolutely have to tolerate ridicule...it was his choice to rape...so there is the plug for the pro-choice side.
coventry voter-Jay September 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Rudy, . Proper protection can only be gained thru superior firepower. My H+K told me so......... . . Gots to be da troofff
Chris Haskins September 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Because democrats support rape, only rapists smoke marijuana and Doherty will save RI? come on dude.
Chris Haskins September 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Perpetrators of sexual assualt have to tolerate public ridicule and of course they should have to.
Leave RI September 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Hey 58 I agree..vote Doherty
dohn joe September 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I dont know the guy at all, but i just sat here and had a thought. What if you met a 26 year old at the club one night, had a few drinks and good conversation, and ended up back at your place for the night. The next morning she sobers up, looks over at you, and realizes that your an ugly dog. The next thing she does is go home, call the police and then your in jail for rape. Now you cant say innocent because you did have sex with her. How do you get out of that one? You will be labeled a rapist for the rest of your life. I do beleive that there are many people that are accused out there that this probably happened to, then again there are alot of dirtbags out there that really did do it. How does society decide who is a dirtbag or not? If he was realeased, then that means that the courts knew he wasnt a harm to society. I look at what the courts give to the person. If they get jail, then they really are a dirtbag. If they only get probation, then the judge and state know that this person is not a harm to society.
Leave RI September 14, 2012 at 08:02 PM
joey boom botts September 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I know the guy he just got screwed by his girlfriend and went crazy never raped HER... she got caught screwing some guy and called the cops made a crazy story called cops said terrible things about him to their kids poor guy now he has this lbel if the shoe fits i say wear it but in this case it really doesn't fit.i'm the first one to say burn these mofos to the ground also
Valerie Parkhurst December 08, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Showing your status again dohn joe? Investigators are very adept at weeding out "false accusations" where you Dohn joe want to infer "false convictions" are the norm the reality is they are rare. Do they happen? Yes but rarely. These days it takes more than a he-said she said for a rape conviction and its never "just an accusation" physical evidence is huge in Rape cases, so again No points for you!


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