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Rhode Island Sex Offender Community Notification Unit: Level III Offenders

Level III Offenders

The individual listed below has been designated a Level III Sex Offender by the Rhode Island Sex Offender Board of Review and/or the Rhode Island Superior Court. The Board and/or the Court has determined that this individual is at a high risk to re-offend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by providing this information on this website.


Name: Francis Mello
Date of Birth: 5/24/1949
Cranston, RI 02920
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 161 lbs.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Gray
Convicted of:
Convicted of RI 1st Degree and 2nd Degree Child Molestation, and Sex Offender Address Change. MA Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child under 14. Victims were females between the ages of 7 and 13. All were known to the offender.
Community Supervision:
Probation expires 10/9/2024. Lifetime Registration.

The Providence Police Department is available to help you by providing you with useful information on personal safety. The Providence Police Department may be reached at (401) 243-6319. If you have information regarding current criminal activity of this or any other offender, please call 911.

Report authored by the Sex Offender Community Notification Unit
Varley Building, 40 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-462-0905