A Newport man was arrested Wednesday by the Rhode Island State Police after he allegedly threatened to release explicit photographs
and video of his girlfriend after she told him she wanted to end the relationship.
"We don't see these kind of cases come through the barracks often," said Lieutenant William Jamieson. He said victims have a choice to either report incidents to their local police department or to the state police, which has jurisdiction over the entire state.
Earlier this week, the Hope Valley Barracks initiated an investigation after a woman complained to state police that when she attempted to break off a relationship with Quinn, he threatened to release explicit photographs and video of the complainant unless she continued their relationship.
Police obtained a search warrant and seized photography
equipment, computers and correspondences that matched the woman's report. Also seized was a small amount of marijuana, said police.
Quinn also had a Superior Court Bench Warrant for a violation of
probation for failure to appear for a restitution review on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses.