Plainville man gets 15 months in prison for sexual relationship with 14-year-old

Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017 13:31
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

PLAINVILLE - A Plainville man was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Thursday for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Spencer Roy, 23, of 25 Forest St., was handed down the sentence during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court. In October, he pleaded guilty to one count each of risk of injury to a minor and violation of a protective order. A number of other charges were not prosecuted.

During the hearing Thursday, a letter was read that was written by family members of the victim. In it, the family expressed their feelings of betrayal from Roy, who had a close relationship to them before his arrest. They said Roy took advantage of the victim’s young age.

“His act was a betrayal to us all,” the letter said.

According to state prosecutor Paul Rotiroti, Roy, then-22, had sex in 2016 with a 14-year-old girl who was in a relationship with him. His arrest was made after the girl gave police a statement, detailing their sexual encounters.

Additionally, the prosecutor has said, Roy admitted to having sex with the girl while speaking to police. After Roy’s first arrest, Rotiroti continued, he continued seeing the teen, in violation of a protective order that had been issued by a judge.

Roy was first arrested Nov. 1 on a felony charge of illegal sexual contact with a victim under 16 years old.  

Roy was then charged again on Jan. 17, this time on charges of violation of a protective order and first-degree violating conditions of release. He was then arrested Feb. 7 on another count of violation of a protective order. The order had been issued after his November arrest and barred him from contacting the complainant.

According to the arrest warrant in the second violation, Roy had allegedly been trying to contact the teen through an intermediary between Jan. 23-30. Police said he had been messaging someone through social media, asking her to tell the teen he still loves her and to ask if she still loves him.  

Roy was then arrested again on May 9 and charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault of a minor, three counts of risk of injury to a minor and two counts of providing a false statement.

During Thursday’s hearing, Roy’s attorney, Richard Goodine, said the sexual assault charges stemmed from the same incident that led to Roy’s first arrest. A follow-up statement by the victim resulted in the sexual assault arrest.

Roy was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended after service of 15 months, and five years’ probation. He is not required to register as a sex offender, but he will be required to undergo an evaluation to determine if sex offender treatment would be beneficial.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com. Follow Justin Muszynski on Twitter@muszynskiBP.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Thursday, 30 November 2017 13:31. Updated: Thursday, 30 November 2017 13:34.