Fall River Man Sentenced to a Decade in prison for Rape of Young Family Member

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III

District Attorney


November 1 , 2016

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced today that a 48 year old Fall River man has been convicted in Superior Court of rape of a child and will serve up to 10 years in state prison along with 13 years of probation after his release.

Carlos Munoz pleaded guilty last week to two counts of rape and abuse of a child and two counts of indecently touching a child under 14 years of age. Assistant District Attorneys William McCauley and Jessica Stone along with Defense attorney Anthony Clune submitted the agreed upon plea to Judge Raffi Yessayan, which was accepted.

On June 16, 2014, Fall River Police were dispatched to Saint Anne’s Hospital in regards to a sexual assault. There, they met with the young victim and her mother who stated that a family member had raped the victim earlier in the day. The victim, a 12-year-old girl at the time, broke down and told her mother later in the day what had happened to her. A sexual assault kit was taken at the hospital. DNA testing revealed the presence of saliva on the shorts, and the DNA was consistent with a sample taken from the defendant.

In an effort to protect the victim’s identity, this office will not disseminate any other facts about the case.

“This breach of trust by a family member deserved a substantial sentence,” District Attorney Quinn said.  “A young girl should not have to be subjected to this type of outrageous and offensive conduct, especially from a family member.”


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications