Somerset Child Rapist Sentenced to 25-35 Years in State Prison
FALL RIVER — A 30-year-old Somerset man has been sentenced to 25 to 35 years in state prison for raping and sexually molesting a pre-teen relative on a daily basis for about two years.
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III says Daniel Viveiros was convicted by a jury of his peers after a two-week trial in Fall River Superior Court, which concluded on July 18, on charges of: Four counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape, four counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Under 14, two counts of Indecent Exposure, two counts of Exhibiting Harmful Material to a Minor, and one count of violating a restraining order.
Viveiros was living in a home with the victim and her mother during the incidents. The sexual assaults occurred for about 18 months in a home in New Bedford and then for an additional six months in a home in Swansea.
In an effort to protect the victim’s identity, no further information about the case or the relationship will be disseminated.
The case was prosecuted by Second Assistant District Attorney Silvia Rudman and Assistant District Attorney Casey Smith. The 25 to 35-year state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Karen Green. Upon the defendant’s release from prison, he will be placed on supervised probation for an additional 10 years.
“This was a terrible case of sexual abuse against an innocent young girl, which took place regularly for about two years. The defendant used his position of trust with the victim’s mother to have access to the child and engage in this heinous conduct,” District Attorney Quinn said.
“I applaud and admire the victim for coming forward and persevering through the prosecution of the case. This has had a major impact on her life and her relationship with her mother. The jury vindicated her complaints of abuse and justice was served by the sentence imposed by the court. I hope she and her mother can move forward with their lives.”
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF PROBATION
- a) The defendant shall attend sex offender treatment at his own expense as directed by Probation & Court, at a program approved by Probation, and shall remain in treatment unless and until professionally discharged by the approved sex offender therapist;
- b) The Defendant shall provide Probation with signed releases as to any therapy/treatment he;
- c) The defendant shall not reside in a household with minor children (including his own);
- d) The defendant shall have no unsupervised contact with minor children.
- e) The defendant shall have no supervised contact with minor children unless and until the supervisor has been approved in advance by the Probation Officer and informed by Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found guilty.
- f) The defendant shall not be employed in a job that puts him into contact with minor children on a regular basis and all employment must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
- g) The defendant shall not perform volunteer activities that put him into contact with children on a regular basis and all volunteer activities must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
- h) The defendant shall not date any parent of a minor child without permission from the Probation Officer and, if permission is granted, said individual must be informed by the Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found guilty.
- i) The defendant shall comply with his legal obligations to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board.
- j) The defendant shall be subject to GPS monitoring for the entirety of his probation sentence with exclusion zones as to the victims when they are in Massachusetts, and agrees that the exclusion zones for GPS may be altered as deemed appropriate by probation.
- k) The defendant shall have no contact, directly or indirectly with the victim or members of her family.
- l) The Defendant shall participate in testing in the form of polygraphs or any other methodology approved by the Court in order to measure compliance with the conditions of supervision and treatment.