Fall River Child Rapist Sentenced to Decade-Plus in Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
November 20, 2023

A 22-year-old Fall River man who groomed and sexually assaulted three separate girls ranging from age 12 to 15 was sentenced recently to serve 10 to 15 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Emmanuel Adeniyi pled guilty in Fall River Superior Court on November 8th to six counts of rape of a child and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

In the autumn of 2020, the defendant began communicating with his ex-girlfriend’s 12-year-old cousin over Snapchat. The defendant arranged to meet up with her, picked her up in his car, and brought her to his apartment.  Once at his apartment, the defendant molested and raped the girl.  Despite being found dangerous and initially being held without bail by a Fall River District Court judge, the defendant was eventually released by a Superior Court judge during an appeal of the district court judge’s dangerousness finding.  While on release, the defendant then committed his next offense.

In April of 2021, the defendant met a 15-year-old girl in a park in Fall River and began to Snapchat with her. The defendant lied about his age to this victim, telling her he was only 17. He eventually raped the girl twice.  When the victim learned of the defendant’s true age, she disclosed the abuse to police. At his Fall River District Court arraignment, prosecutors moved to revoke his bail on the previous case and have the defendant held without bail, but a Fall River District Court judge denied that request and set bail at $5,000 in the case, which the defendant posted.  After posting bail, the defendant committed yet another rape of a child.

In November of 2021, the mother of a 14-year-old girl reported to police that the victim had sex with the defendant.  During an interview of this victim, she told investigators that the defendant lied about his age and told her he was only 16.

In addition to the state prison sentence, Judge Raffi Yessayan also ordered that the defendant be placed on supervised probation for an additional five years. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gillian Kirsch.

“The defendant repeatedly had sex with underage girls and enticed them by misrepresenting his age.  Unfortunately the court did not revoke his bail after being arrested for committing the same crimes.  The sentence is appropriate to protect young victims from the defendant,” District Attorney Quinn said.


Gregg Miliote 

Director of Communications