FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A former Freetown substitute teacher and Sunday school teacher will be sentenced Wednesday following his conviction this past Monday on numerous charges related to the rape and molestation of a 14-year-old girl.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Gilbert Hernandez, 58, was convicted by a jury after a four-day trial on five counts of rape of a child aggravated by more than a 10-year age difference, two counts of rape of a child by force, four counts of indecent assault and battery, and two counts of dissemination of obscene matter to a child.

The rapes and molestations all occurred between February 2018 and July of 2018 in the towns of Freetown, Raynham, Taunton and Lakeville.

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The D.A.’s Office said Hernandez knew the victim through a close friendship she had with his son, along with his role as a substitute teacher in the Freetown-Lakeville school system and as a Sunday School teacher at a Freetown church.

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