New Bedford Child Molestation Defendant Sentenced to Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
August 9, 2021

A 62-year-old former New Bedford man who indecently assaulted his former girlfriend’s pre-teen relative on multiple occasions was sentenced last week to serve eight to 10 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Wayne Vincent pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court on August 4th to indictments charging him with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14.

From 2007 through 2015, the pre-teen victim was living with her relative and the defendant in New Bedford.  During that time, the defendant made the victim perform oral sex on him on at least two occasions, indecently touched her breasts and vagina, and forced her to kiss him.

The abuse was not reported until 2018 when the defendant, who was now living in Worcester, contacted her via social media.  The renewed contact upset the victim, at which point she disclosed the abuses to her mother, and later, to a forensic investigator.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney MaryClare Flynn and the state prison term was imposed by Judge Karen Green.  In addition to the decade in prison, the defendant was also placed on five years of additional probation, which will commence upon his release from prison.

“The defendants repeated sexual assaults on the victim are very disturbing and a breach of trust.  I am pleased that he was held accountable and commend the victim for coming forward,” District Attorney Quinn said.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications