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Man Gets Long Prison Sentence for Child Rape

He was convicted by a jury of forcible child rape and indecent assault and battery charges.

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    A Pittsfield, Massachusetts, man has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl.

    The Berkshire Eagle reports that 34-year-old Francisco Reyes was sentenced Thursday, two days after he was convicted by a jury of forcible child rape and indecent assault and battery charges.

    Prosecutors say Reyes was a "trusted adult" in the girl's life when he raped her on numerous occasions between Nov. 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015.

    Prosecutors asked for a longer sentence of up to 16 years.

    A defense attorney sought a shorter sentence, saying Reyes has a long history of psychiatric problems for which he has been hospitalized, noting that he required multiple examinations to determine he was competent to stand trial.

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