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Woonsocket cop charged with assaulting girl, 9


WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Woonsocket police officer has been arrested and charged with assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

WJAR-TV reports that Patrick Cahill was arraigned Tuesday in District Court on a charge of felony assault. He was released on $5,000 personal recognizance.

The station reports that Cahill has been suspended without pay.

Woonsocket Police Department officers did not immediately return a message seeking additional information.