Convicted sex offender arrested in Provincetown

Charged with statutory rape of a child
Richard David Jemmott was arrested and charged with rape of a child. Provincetown Police Dept. booking photo.

PROVINCETOWN - A 58-year-old Boston man was arrested early Saturday and charged with several sex offenses including rape of a child after park rangers reportedly discovered him having sex with a 15-year-old girl in a car in an undisclosed location in Provincetown.

The incident, according to a Provincetown police release, occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Richard David Jemmott of Boston is a convicted sex offender, according to police.

Jemmott was placed under arrest and transported to the Provincetown Police Station where he was charged with two counts of assault and battery on a person 14 or over, rape of a child, two counts of statutory rape of a child, subsequent offense and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

He was held without bail and transported to the Barnstable County House of Correction until his arraignment in Orleans District Court on Monday.  During his arraignment, Jemmott was ordered held on $10,000 bail, according to police.

Police did not indicate why Jemmott was in Provincetown or how he knew the unidentified girl.

Anyone with information about Jemmott is asked to call Det. Meredith K. Lobur at 508-487-7000, ext. 319. Information may also be called into the Provincetown Police anonymous tips line at 508-487-2828. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on