Sex Assault charges in Rhode Island

Man Charged With Sex Assault Of 12-Year-Old:

WESTERLY, R.I. — A 26-year-old Westerly man has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl.

Police said Alexander Manso met the girl on line, possibly either on or

Police arrested him in a sting operation, after allegedly finding he had text-messaged the girl on her cell phone.

He’s being held at the ACI on two counts of first-degree sexual assault.

Police said Manso might have thought the girl was 16 years old.

“So thought she was 16” is the best he could come up with? Granted the age of consent in RI is 16. However just because something is legal doesn’t make it right.

I was unable to find his profile.