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State trooper convicted of rape faces sentencing

March 24, 2019

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing.

The Middlesex district attorney says Robert Sundberg is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court.

The 48-year-old Framingham resident was convicted last week of multiple charges, including rape, strangulation, assault and battery, stalking.

He was arrested after the victim, who is also a state police employee, reported she was attacked at his Boxborough home in April 2016. Prosecutors said the assault was the culmination of a long history of abuse by Sundberg directed at the victim.

Sundberg was suspended without pay after his arrest and state police say they have started termination proceedings.