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Fall River Man Pleads Guilty, Sent to State Prison for Child Rape

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BROCKTON – A Fall River man will serve time in State Prison after pleading
guilty to charges that he raped a female juvenile victim that he met online, Plymouth
County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.

George M. Wamboldt (DOB: 09/22/82) of Fall River, pleaded guilty today to two
counts of Rape of a Child. Plymouth Superior Court Judge Robert B. Gordon sentenced
Wamboldt to serve 7-8 years in State Prison.

The investigation began on October 15, 2015, when Rochester Police were
contacted about the rape of a juvenile female. Through their investigation, police
discovered that Wamboldt had had an ongoing and sexually explicit conversation with
the underage female victim online. Investigators found that between April 1, 2015 and
October 13, 2015, Wamboldt exchanged numerous, graphic text messages with
conversation and pictures with the victim. The investigation further found that Wamboldt
sexually assaulted the victim on two occasions in the town of Rochester and on multiple
occasions in Fall River.

“Today’s resolution takes into account the wishes of the victim in this case and
her family and the life altering events that they have endured during the pendency of this
case,” DA Cruz said.

Wamboldt was arrested in Derry, N.H. on October 17, 2015 while visiting family.
He was indicted on the charges on December 22, 2015. His cases are still pending in
Bristol County.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amanda Fowle and was
investigated by the Rochester Police Department, and the State Police Detectives Unit of
the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.


October 2, 2017