A man convicted of child molestation has recently moved to Heritage Hills, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice.
Joseph Chiarella, 54, was convicted in 2014 of committing child molestation in the first degree, stemming from an incident in 2012 in Rhode Island. According to the state's records, he served six years in state prison. The state has classified him as a level 2 risk, which is defined as a moderate risk of repeat offense.
The Rhode Island Parole Board and Sex Offender Community Notification Unit said the incident involved a 12-year-old boy. According to authorities, Chiarella has lifetime mandated community supervision.
He is currently under supervision by the state Department of Corrections and Community Service.