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January 9, 2008
Sex offender pleads not guilty to new charges/ Photo
Journal photo/ Mary Murphy
Gary LaMountain, of Cumberland, is arraigned in Superior Court, Providence, today. With him is public defender Sarah Rubenstein.
PROVIDENCE — A 37-year-old Cumberland man pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of breaking and entering at his arraignment this morning in Superior Court.
Gary P. LaMountain, of 5 Crestwood Court, was ordered held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston, where he has been since he was arrested on the charges on Aug. 12.
Judge Joseph A. Keogh also issued LaMountain, who was represented by the Public Defender’s Office, a no-contact order with the victim, a 27-year-old Cumberland woman.
According to the Cumberland police, LaMountain was arrested after he allegedly broke into an apartment on Middle Street in Cumberland and raped the woman four times in the early morning hours of Aug. 12.
At the time of his arrest, LaMountain was on a 15-year suspended sentence for two counts of first-degree sexual assault, eight counts of forgery and counterfeiting, and one count of felony assault. LaMountain served three years of a five-year prison sentence imposed in 2004 before being released from the ACI in April 2007.
On Sept. 27, LaMountain was sentenced to serve the remainder of his 2004 prison sentence , 20 years total, after he admitted that his arrest in August violated the conditions of his probation.
Superior Court Judge Gilbert V. Indeglia ordered that LaMountain begin serving immediately the rest of his suspended sentence, less time served since his arrest. A Providence County grand jury indicted LaMountain on the five charges from August 2007 on Dec. 19.
LaMountain will next appear in Superior Court on Apr. 9 for a pre-trial conference.
-- Journal staff writer Philip Marcelo
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