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Massachusetts man sentenced to prison for child rape

February 22, 2019

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to up to eight years in state prison for child rape.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 33-year-old Jose Navarro-Sanchez was sentenced after he pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of child rape, indecent assault and battery and dissemination of obscene matter.

Prosecutors say Navarro-Sanchez assaulted two female victims in 2015 in Worcester.

An investigation began after one victim, then 9, said in school she had been sexually assaulted by Navarro-Sanchez.

The second victim said in court she was sexually assaulted when she was 5 years old.

The judge has ordered Navarro-Sanchez to register as a sex offender and undergo therapy.