Freetown man convicted of raping his girlfriend’s daughter
FALL RIVER – A Freetown man has been sent to state prison after being convicted of raping his girlfriend’s young daughter.
According to the Bristol County Attorney’s Office, Travis Taylor, 51, was sentenced to eight to 12 years in state prison after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments accusing him of rape of a child and indecent assault and bodily harm to a person under 14 years of age. He will also serve 10 years of supervised probation after his release.
The prosecutor’s office reported that on December 3, 2019, the victim’s mother contacted Freetown police after entering the house and finding that the accused sexually assaulted the girl. Investigators learned the abuse was ongoing and were able to confirm with lab tests that Taylor’s sperm had been found on the child.
“The accused took advantage of his access to the young child and sexually assaulted her. Fortunately, the victim’s mother came home and caught the accused in the act,” District Attorney Thomas said. Mr. Quinn III. “The conduct is reprehensible and a serious breach of trust. I commend the child for having the courage to come forward to tell his mother and investigators what happened to him. The sentence is well deserved.”
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