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Massachusetts registered offender caught alone with 15-year-old female in Tiverton



TIVERTON-A Massachusetts man that police say is a registered sex offender has been charged after reportedly being caught with an underaged girl.

According to police, Oon Thursday at 7:46 p.m., the Tiverton Police Department received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of 335 State Ave. The caller reported a white Dodge Charger parked on the side of the road with people inside. The caller also reported that the windows were “fogged up”. Officers responded to the area and discovered the vehicle. As officers approached, they observed a female in the passenger seat and a male in the driver seat. The male’s seat was fully reclined.

After initial questioning, Officers identified the male as 23-year-old Edwin J. Perez of New Bedford MA. Officers discovered that the female was 15 years old. Both individuals gave conflicting statements about the reason why they had parked at that location and about the female’s age.

Officers discovered that the juvenile female was with Perez without her parent’s knowledge or consent. Officers also discovered that Perez was a registered sex offender out of Massachusetts.

Officers detained Perez and the juvenile female and brought them to Tiverton Police Headquarters. After further investigation, Perez was charged with Third Degree Sexual Assault and Indecent Solicitation of a Child. On September 29, 2023, Perez was arraigned in Newport District Court. Perez is being held on $100,000 surety bail.

Officer Nicholas Jamrog, Officer Nicole Beauvais and Detective Sergeant Jonathan Cunningham are conducting this investigation. The investigation remains active and is ongoing. Tiverton Police are working with neighboring Law Enforcement Agencies and additional charges against Perez are expected. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Officer Jamrog at



  1. Fed Up

    September 29, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    When will the these judges be held accountable? When? Pava LePere was just murdered by a sex offender who they allowed out early. These monumentally bad decisions have grave consequences innocent people. These policies are getting people killed.

    • TJ

      September 30, 2023 at 9:14 am

      Well when you have a consenting teenager who is lying about her age to everyone, even the police, kind of makes it difficult to throw the book at someone now doesnt it?

  2. William

    September 30, 2023 at 10:41 am

    They noted that she lied about her age to the police. I’m not defending the dude but did she lie to him about her age?

  3. DNC

    September 30, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    He will do a little under a year like Ric Oliveira.

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