Target 12: Hospital fires sex offender

Jose Moitoso, 56, of East Providence.

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (WPRI) – Hospital officials have terminated a convicted sex offender who worked within Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals. The Target 12 Investigators were questioning the hospital about his ongoing employment as part of an investigation set to atmosphere this Thursday on Eyewitness News.

Jose Moitoso, 56, of East Providence, was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager in 2012.

Officials at Lifespan – the parent organization of Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospital – have refused to sit-down for an interview, at first sending a statement that “safety would not be compromised by his continued employment. ”

However , on Wednesday, just two days before Target twelve is set to release details on the hospital’s response, officials there announced they will terminated Moitoso.

Eyewitness News has been analyzing Moitoso’s criminal background for weeks and pressuring the hospital for answers, including why they would continue to employ a convicted sex offender. Those findings plus an exclusive interview with the whistleblower whom turned to Target 12 for assist on Thursday on Eyewitness News at 6 p. m. and online at WPRI. com

Tim White ( twhite@wpri.com ) is the Target 12 investigative reporter for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow him on Twitter: @white_tim

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