Elderly Fall River Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Rape
FALL RIVER —A 79-year-old Fall River man has been sentenced to serve a decade in state prison after he was convicted by a jury of raping and assaulting young family members last month.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Seth Sang was convicted in an eight-day trial in late August of two counts of child rape, four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, and one count of assault with intent to rape.
Sang will spend two years on probation following his 10 year prison term.
According to the D.A.'s office, Sang was convicted in two separate cases involving two separate victims, both young female relatives of the defendant.
The cases were joined together for one trial.
In the first, Sang was convicted of repeatedly raping and assaulting his young relative between 2005 and 2011, when she was just six to 12 years old.
The victim first told a friend about the abuse in 2014, but swore her friend to secrecy before eventually disclosing the abuse to the Department of Child and Family Services in 2017.
Sang's second case involved the indecent assault of a different young female family member.
In 2018, while first case was pending, the second victim disclosed the abuse to the first victim, who then told a victim witness advocate from the D.A.'s office.
A separate investigation was then opened into the second victim and convictions were secured in both cases.