Unannounced Probation Visit Lands Former Youth Coach & Child Molester Back In Jail For Child Pornography

Michael R. Aballo, 60, of Glocester, RI, has been charged with possession of child pornography when a recent unannounced probation visit to his home revealed child sexual abuse images on his computer.  Aballo, a former youth coach, was on probation for a conviction nearly two decades ago for molesting two boys.

In addition to his youth coaching, he also previously taught catechism at Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton, and was named Man of the Year in 1984 by the Tiverton-Little Compton Lions Club.  Then allegations of his sexual assualt of two children landed him a 20 year sentence, with 7 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions, as the presiding judge wanted to give Aballo “an opportunity to set his life back on course.”

According to the state Department of Corrections, he was released on parole in 1998, less than five years after his sentencing.