Fall River Child Rapist Sentenced to More Than a Decade in Prison
Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
September 23, 2019
A 28-year-old Fall River man who raped a pre-pubescent girl on multiple occasions while the victim’s mother was at work was sentenced last week to serve 10 to 12 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Nicholas Dolan pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with two counts of aggravated statutory rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 years old.
On at least two occasions, the defendant, while the victim’s mother was out of the house, would play the “secret game” with the victim. The game included several sex acts. The victim’s mother eventually found out about the sexual assaults when the victim told her that she could not play the “secret game” if the mother was not going to work.
The case was prosecuted by Second Assistant District Attorney Silvia Rudman and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Thomas Perrino. Upon the defendant’s release from prison, he will immediately be placed on supervised probation for an additional five years.
“The defendant took advantage of his position of trust as the mother’s boyfriend and engaged in outrageous acts against a young child. I am pleased the defendant was held accountable and the victim did not have to testify,” District Attorney Quinn said.
Special Conditions of Probation:
- The defendant shall attend sex offender treatment at his own expense as directed by Probation & 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;
- The Defendant shall provide Probation with signed releases as to any therapy/treatment he attends throughout Probation;
- The defendant shall not reside in a household with children < 16 (including his own);
- The defendant shall have no unsupervised contact with children < 16.
- The defendant shall have no supervised contact with children < 16 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 guilty.
- The defendant shall not be employed in a job that puts him into contact with children < 16 on a regular basis and all employment must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
- The defendant shall not perform volunteer activities that put him into contact with children < 16 on a regular basis and all volunteer activities must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
- The defendant shall not date any parent of a child <16 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 guilty.
- The defendant shall comply with his legal obligations to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board.
- The defendant shall be subject to GPS monitoring for the entirety of his probation sentence with exclusion zones as to the victims when they are in Massachusetts, and agrees that the exclusion zones for GPS may be altered as deemed appropriate by probation. Exclusion zones victim’s home and school.
- The defendant shall have no contact, directly or indirectly with the victim or her family.
- The Defendant shall participate in testing in the form of polygraphs or any other methodology approved by the Court in order to measure compliance with the conditions of supervision and treatment as recommended or otherwise required by sex offender treatment programs.
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