A state representative and retired police sergeant was indicted Friday on sexual assault charges.
Rep. John Carnevale, D-Providence, Johnston, was charged by a grand jury with first- and second-degree sexual assault and one count of assault with intent to commit sexual assault, according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
According to a Johnston police report, Carnevale allegedly entered the home of the alleged victim on July 28 at about 11:30 p.m.
The report said the victim had known Carnevale for some time.
According to investigators, Carnevale told the woman she was "beautiful" and then allegedly raped her.
According to the police report, "John grabbed the back of the (alleged victim's) head and placed her face right up against (his private parts)".
After it was allegedly all over, Carnevale proceeded to "throw a $20 bill at her and told her to take her kid out to eat."
Carnevale's attorney, William Dimitri, said his client adamantly denies the charges and will address them in court. Dimitri told the Associated Press that Carnevale plans to discuss his political future with House Speaker Gordon Fox.
Carnevale is currently collecting a disability pension of $3,800 a month.
He was also charged, but not convicted of domestic assault while he was a police officer.
NBC 10 tried to speak to Carnevale, but no one answered the door at his home in Providence.
Carnevale is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 16 in Providence Country Superior Court.