Fall River Man Sentenced for Raping 14-Year-Old He Met on Social Media
FALL RIVER — A 35-year-old Fall River man who forcibly raped a 14-year-old girl he had met and groomed through a social media messaging app was sentenced last week to serve eight to 10 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
George Wamboldt pleaded guilty last week in Fall River Superior Court to a multi-count indictment, charging him with two counts of rape of a child, and one count of unnatural acts on a person under 16.
The case was prosecuted by Second Assistant District Attorney Silvia Rudman, and was investigated by members of District Attorney Quinn’s Massachusetts State Police Unit.
The defendant met the victim while using the social media messaging app Kik in January of 2015. Despite learning early on that she was 14 years old, the defendant continued to communicate with and groom the girl. On multiple occasions, the defendant travelled to the victim’s house in Plymouth County, where sexual acts occurred.
On one separate occasion, he brought the victim to his apartment in Fall River, where he used handcuffs to cuff her to the bed with her legs open, used a sex toy on her, and blindfolded her. He also forced her to perform oral sex on him, as well as vaginal sex twice in the same day.
At the time of the incident, he was an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Fall River Police Department, awaiting acceptance into the Police Academy. He was dismissed from the program as soon as he was arrested.
In October of 2017, the defendant pleaded guilty to the crimes he committed in Plymouth County and received a seven-to-eight-year state prison term.
During his sentencing hearing, Judge Susan E. Sullivan made it clear the defendant would not receive any time credit for the days he has already served in prison, meaning he will serve the full eight-to-10-year state prison sentence.
Judge Sullivan also placed the defendant on supervised probation for three years, which will begin upon his release from prison. The special conditions of his probation will include registering as a sex offender; submitting his DNA; have no contact with the victim; must wear a GPS monitoring device with specialized zones when victim is in Massachusetts; must undergo sex offender counseling; and must have no unsupervised contact with minors, except he can live with his own kids with permission of the Court.
“I am pleased that this defendant was held accountable for this perverted behavior with a girl much younger than him. His position as auxiliary police officer at the time of these offenses is particularly disturbing,” District Attorney Quinn said. “He will serve additional prison time on top of the sentence that he is serving in Plymouth County for other sexual offenses with the same victim.”
--Bristol County District Attorney's Office