FALL RIVER — A former Attleboro resident who plead guilty to the repeated rape and sexual assault of a teenage girl will be spending up to 5½ years behind bars.
Timothy J. Slowey, 43, of East Providence, was sentenced to 3½ to 5½ years in prison and three years’ probation in Fall River Superior Court on Thursday.
According to police, Slowey was arrested in March 2019 following allegations of repeated rape and sexual assault of the girl, which took place in Attleboro and North Attleboro for three years and began when she was 13 years old. The victim is now in her early 20s.
Slowey plead guilty to four counts of statutory rape exacerbated by a significant age difference and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a girl aged 14 or younger, said Gregg Miliote, the spokesperson for the Bristol County district attorney’s office.
Earlier this year, Slowey faced indictment over an alleged scheme to bribe the victim with up to $50,000 to prevent her testimony against him in the rape case. However, following his plea on the rape and indecent assault charges, the counts of attempting to suborn perjury and witness intimidation were subsequently dismissed, Miliote added.