The Suffolk man, who was not named by the prosecutor’s office to protect the victim’s identity, was sentenced to 50 years in prison at Suffolk County Court on Friday 2 June.

In April 2023, he was convicted by a jury on multiple charges, including first-degree rape.

According to prosecutors, the accused began sexually abusing the victim when she was 10 years old. The abuse continued until the child was 11 years old.

Prosecutors said the defendant later made “incriminating” statements during conversations with the victim, which the victim secretly recorded.

The recordings were handed over to Suffolk Police when the girl came forward and were later played for the jury during the trial.

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a statement: “While the victims’ efforts to bring their abusers to justice are heroic, it goes without saying that no child should suffer Sexual abuse.”

“As for the defendant, he will spend decades in a cell away from his victims and Suffolk residents.”

On April 5, 2023, the man was found guilty of:

  • First Degree Rape (violent felony)
  • Sexual offenses in the first degree (violent felony)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Misdemeanor)

In addition to his jail time, he must complete 20 years of release supervision.

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