Updated: Newport Man Charged with Trespassing

Police said the man forced his way into the woman's apartment and raped her.

A 26-year-old Newport man was charged trespassing Saturday after he allegedly forced his way into a Newport woman's apartment.

Update: Police said initial charges of rape have been dropped after the alleged victim recanted her story.

Police responded to the Festival Field apartment complex for a report of a disturbance and said Terry Hilson Jr. was arrested a short time later. 

Police said Hilson knew the woman and a no-trespass order was in effect.

Hilson was free on $20,000 bail on charges of second-degree child abuse charges stemming from incident last June in which he allegedly slapped a one-year-old child's face.

Hilson was arraigned and is being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston on the new charges.
Brew June 04, 2014 at 05:41 PM
Ralph. I don't know him *rolls eyes*. The woman changed her story. That plainly introduces doubt into the rest of her accusations. Why are you so eager to vilify a perfect stranger?
William Denton June 21, 2014 at 07:59 AM
She lied about the rape, She probably lied about the trespass and child abuse.
William Denton June 21, 2014 at 08:02 AM
I can't figure for the life of me why police don't charge the woman for lying and making false charges of rape, she must be a cops best friend ;)


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