Trooper Convicted in Rape Case Sentenced to 10-15 Years

March 26, 2019

LOWELL -- Fired state trooper Robert A. Sundberg was sentenced to 10--15 in prison at MCI Cedar Junction during a noon hearing at Lowell Superior Court Tuesday.

Sundberg, 48, of Fitchburg, formerly a 14-year veteran of the State Police, was convicted last week and just hours later was fired by the Massachusetts State Police.

A jury found Sundburg guilty of two counts of rape, strangulation, assault with intent to rape, stalking, five counts of assault and battery on a household or family member, three counts of assault and battery, and malicious damage of a motor vehicle.

The victim was his then-girlfriend and a fellow trooper.

Sundburg was arrested after attacking the victim in his Boxboro home in April 2016. During his indictment in Lowell Superior Court later that month, prosecutors said the assault against the woman was the culmination of a long history of abuse by Sundberg toward the victim.

This is a developing story.