Attleboro Man Convicted At Trial Of Molesting Stepdaughter

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

Press Release
February 22, 2019​

A 39-year-old Attleboro man was convicted after trial in Fall River Superior Court this week of molesting and capturing nude images of his pre-teen stepdaughter, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Yvelon Madelon was convicted by a jury of his peers after a five day trial of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, posing a child in the nude and attempting to pose a child in the nude.  The defendant was sentenced by Judge Renee Dupuis to serve seven to nine years in state prison, to be followed by five years of supervised probation.

In 2014 and 2015, the defendant began entering the shower while the victim was washing.  He would also sneak in her room at night and lift the covers while she was sleeping to look at and photograph her body. After another incident involving the defendant rubbing his penis against the girl’s exposed vagina, the victim told her mother about the defendant’s actions.  However, the victim’s mother instructed the victim to lie to DCF, which allowed the abuse to continue.  The victim’s older sister eventually became aware of the ongoing abuse while reading the victim’s diary. The victim’s sister immediately brought the victim to the Attleboro Police Station to report the crimes committed against the young girl.  

Police executed a search warrant of the defendant’s phone and found a video of the victim naked in the bathroom, as well as videos of him sneaking around and filming in her room. The victim was removed from the home by DCF.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Melissa Hendrie, who requested a 10 to 12 year state prison term during the sentencing phase of the case.

“The defendant, who was in a position of trust with the victim, repeatedly sexually abused her and engaged in demented behavior by photographing the child in a state of nudity.  It is both outrageous and pathetic that the victim’s own mother tried to cover up the crime by having the child lie about it,” District Attorney Quinn said. “But for the interventions of the victim’s sister, these serious crimes may have gone unreported.  I commend her for that.  The defendant has been held accountable for his conduct and I hope the victim can move forward with her life.”   


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications