Bedford Child Rapist Connected to North Attleboro Case Sentenced to Two Decades in Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
May 18, 2018

A 48-year-old Bedford man, who was charged in connection with a North Attleboro child rape and child pornography case, was sentenced this week in Fall River Superior Court to serve 18 to 23 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Christopher Perera pleaded guilty this week to a multi-count indictment, charging him with posing a child in a state of nudity, indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 years of age, rape of a child during the commission of a felony and possession of child pornography.

On January 31, 2014 Massachusetts State Police and Bedford Police seized The defendant’s computer after an extensive peer to peer online child pornography investigation. Police seized two computer towers, an HP tablet, a sprint cell phone, and numerous pairs of children’s underwear (in various sizes) soiled with semen.

On the computers, police found numerous videos of the defendant masturbating while making statements about his girlfriend’s young daughter. He is observed in photos ejaculating into hand cream, ice cream, lip gloss, toothpaste and on toothbrushes while in the North Attleboro apartment that he previously shared with the victim’s mother and sister.

Police also found two subfolders on the defendant’s hard drive, labeled with the victim’s nickname and other crude phrases. Within those folders were photographs of the defendant inserting his penis into the child’s anus and vagina, a pencil into her anus, a finger into her anus, and photos of him ejaculating on the child’s face, hands, and mouth.

After police ran a criminal record check on the defendant, they learned he had previously been charged with assault and battery in Bristol County, and reached out to Assistant District Attorney Casey Smith to try to determine if the victim could be positively identified. With the assistance of the victim’s family and some distinctive features in the photos, we were able to confirm that the victim was the child the defendant was living with in North Attleboro late last decade.

During a sentencing hearing held before Judge Renee Dupuis, Assistant District Attorney Smith argued for a 20 to 30 year state prison term to be followed by 10 years of supervised probation. The defense recommended a more lenient 15 year state prison term with a 10 year probationary period.

Judge Dupuis eventually sentenced the defendant to serve 18 to 23 years in state prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised probation.

‘’This defendant engaged in demented and perverted behavior with an 8-year-old girl. The facts of this case are horrendous and should be revolting to any fair-minded person. The victim and society need to be protected from an individual like this. The lengthy state prison sentence imposed by the court will hopefully accomplish this,” District Attorney Quinn said. ‘’This defendant could also be subject to sexually dangerous proceedings upon the completion of his state prison sentence.”

The special conditions of probation include:

1. The defendant shall attend sex offender treatment at his/her own expense as directed by the Probation Officer and as ordered by the court, at a program approved by the Probation Department, and shall remain in treatment unless and until professionally discharged by the approved sex offender therapist.
2. The defendant shall not reside in a household with minor children.
3. The defendant shall have no unsupervised contact with minor children.
4. The defendant shall have no supervised contact with minor children unless and until the supervisor has been approved in advance by the Probation Officer and informed by Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found, or has plead guilty.
5. The defendant shall not be employed in a job that puts him/her into contact with minor children on a regular basis and all employment must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
6. The defendant shall not perform volunteer activities that put him into contact with children on a regular basis and all volunteer activities must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
7. The defendant shall not date any parent of a minor child without permission from the Probation Officer and, if permission is granted, said individual must be informed by the Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found, or has plead guilty.
8. The defendant shall comply with his legal obligations to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board.
9. The defendant shall be subject to GPS monitoring as required by statute for the entirety of his probation sentence.
10. The defendant may only possess one device capable of accessing the internet. The defendant may not use that (or any other device that is connected to the internet) to access pornography of any kind.  That device must be registered with the probation department by providing the name of the device, the serial number, and any passwords required to access the device. The defendant’s failure to disclose any password or encryption code for any protected computer, mobile device, network, or online account shall be considered a violation of his probation.
11. The defendant’s device shall be subject to inspection on the basis of a reasonable suspicion that  a condition of the terms of this agreement has been violated.  In such instance, a probation officer, or any law enforcement officer acting on the request of the probation department, may search the probationer, his property (to include his digital devices), his residence and any place where he may be living. Forensic searches of electronic devices or digital storage media, where reasonable and necessary, may be conducted off site, as determined by the Probation Department and/or law enforcement. The defendant accepts that conducting forensic searches of digital media will require tools and expertise not ordinarily within the purview of the Probation Department.

Gregg Miliote
Director of Communications