For Immediate Release - April 29, 2016

Steven P. Newcomb Press Release

   Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that after a two day trial an Orleans District Court jury found Steven P. Newcomb (DOB: 6/24/1964) guilty of Indecent Assault and Battery on a person under the age of 14.

   Judge Robert P. Ziemian sentenced Newcomb to two and one half years to the Barnstable House of Correction, eighteen months to serve, with the balance suspended for five years.  During that period of probation he is ordered to stay away and have no contact with the victim and her family, no unsupervised contact with any child under sixteen and is ordered to be on GPS for the first year of his probation.  He is also ordered, by statute, to register as a sex offender.

   The charges stem from an incident that occurred between October of 2012 and January of 2013, where the defendant sexually assaulted the seven year old victim who was known to him. The victim disclosed the assault to a relative, who then reported it to the Dennis Police Department.  As part of the investigation a forensic interview of the child was conducted at Children’s Cove, the Cape & Islands’ children’s advocacy center, with detectives present.

   The case was investigated by the Dennis Police Department, along with Children’s Cove.

   The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jessica M. Croker.