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Randolph man convicted of child rape for 2nd time

October 24, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A Randolph man convicted of child rape for a second time more than 20 years after his first conviction has been sentenced to life in prison.

William “Frank” Andrade, 57, was convicted this week by a Suffolk Superior Court jury of three counts of rape of a child and five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child.

From 2010 through 2012, Andrade raped a friend’s daughter when she was between the ages of about 11 and 13 at the Winthrop auto body shop where he worked and elsewhere, prosecutors said. He gave her money and electronics and told her not to tell anyone, prosecutors said.

Judge Elizabeth Fahey found Wednesday that Andrade was the same person convicted of raping another victim in 1992, a crime for which he was sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison.

At the request of prosecutors, Fahey sentenced Andrade to life in prison with a concurrent 20- to 25-year prison term, followed by lifetime probation if he’s paroled.

“As difficult as this case was to try, it was far more daunting for the victim, a young girl, to live through,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said. “Not only was she abused by a man she knew and trusted, but her account of that abuse was questioned, second-guessed, and cross-examined in a room full of strangers.”

The latest victim disclosed the abuse to a friend. That friend told a parent, who in turn notified police.

A voicemail box for Andrade’s lawyer was full and a message could not be left.

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