A Fall River man was found guilty Friday of raping two female minors after an eight-day trial in Fall River Superior Court, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Seth Sang, 79, was convicted on two counts of rape of a child, four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under the age of 14 and one count of assault with intent to rape.
A Fall River Superior Court found Sang guilty of sexually assaulting a female minor between 2005 and 2011 when the victim was between the ages of six and 12 years old. The victim initially disclosed the abuse to a friend in 2014 but swore the friend to secrecy. The victim later disclosed the abuse to the Department of Child and Family Services in 2017, officials said.
The second victim disclosed the abuse she suffered to the first victim in 2018. The first victim then reached out to the district attorney’s office and informed them about the second victim’s disclosure. An investigation by prosecutors eventually led to further criminal charges and the two separate cases were joined together for trial, the DA’s office said.
Sang is scheduled to be sentenced on September 14th.
“I am very pleased the jury held the defendant accountable for abusing his own relatives. The conduct of the defendant was extremely disturbing and a breach of trust,” District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said. “I commend the victims for reporting the abuse under difficult circumstances and look forward to the sentencing.”