Lynnfield man gets 10 years for raping relative
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 75-year-old Lynnfield man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for raping a teenage relative, a case the victim said tore the family apart.
Ronald Disciscio was sentenced Tuesday after a Salem Superior Court jury convicted him of charges including child rape and indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or under.
The abuse occurred in 2005 and 2006.
The victim testified at trial that his family pressured him into not pursuing charges.
The Daily Item (http://bit.ly/1qIJKQr ) reports that the victim said in court that the case had “burned my family tree into the ground.”
Defense attorney Ronald Ranta had requested a 2½-year jail sentence and told the judge he did not agree with the verdict.
Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com