Fall River man accused of raping daughter sentenced to up to 15 years in prison

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said on Friday that a Fall River man convicted of raping his pre-teen daughter multiple times was sentenced to serve up to 15 years in prison.

Vincente Garcia, 42, plead guilty to one count of rape of a child by force, three counts of rape of a child –aggravated by age difference, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 and one count of unnatural acts on a child under 16.

The district attorney’s office said that Garcia raped the girl several times between 2011 and 2013.

The girl told a nurse at a Franklin County Community Care Center about the past abuse, while she was a patient there after turning 16.

Garcia will face a minimum of 12 years in prison, potentially 15 years.

“The repeated sexual abuse of a young child by this defendant was egregious conduct. I commend the victim for her persistence in disclosing these traumatic experiences. The lengthy state prison sentence holds the defendant accountable for this deplorable conduct,” Quinn said.

Both the mother and the victim were satisfied with the outcomes of the case, according to the district attorney’s office.

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