On November 23rd, 2014, at 2:00 a.m., the Smithfield Police arrested Shawn Heshmatpour, age 20, of 28 Old Harvard Road, Boxborough, Massachusetts, charging him with 1st Degree Sexual Assault.
Smithfield Police responded to Bryant University in reference to an alleged sexual assault. Officers Michael Proulx, Lucas Cruse, and Lieutenant Dennis Paul responded to the campus and spoke with Bryant Public Safety and the alleged victim. Smithfield detectives interviewed the alleged victim and the suspect.
Mr. Heshmatpour was taken into custody, held overnight and appeared before Bail Commissioner George Lazieh in the morning. Heshmatpour was held without bail and remanded to the Adult Correctional Institution, in Cranston.
On Monday, November 24th, he appeared before Judge Pamela Woodcock-Pfeiffer in District Court and was released on $50,000 surety bail. Heshmatpour was also ordered to have no contact with the victim, restricted from being on campus at Bryant University and is scheduled to be back in court on January 26th, 2015, to answer the charge.