Cold Case Rape Dangerousness Hearing

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

Press Release
May 10, 2022

A dangerousness hearing was held this afternoon in Fall River Superior Court in the case of Commonwealth vs Scot Trudeau, who was recently indicted for a 2010 New Bedford cold case rape.

After a 30-minute hearing, Judge Gregory White took the matter under advisement and ordered that the defendant continue to be held without bail pending his eventual ruling on dangerousness.  The indictment, which charges the defendant with aggravated rape and assault and battery, came as a result of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s Rape Kit Initiative.