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Fired State Trooper Gets Up to 15 Years on Rape Conviction

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

A former Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

The Middlesex district attorney says Robert Sundberg was sentenced Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court.

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

He was arrested after the victim, who is also a state police employee, reported she was attacked at their Boxborough home in April 2016.

Prosecutors said Sundberg had a history of abuse directed at the victim.

Sundberg, a 14-year veteran of the Massachusetts State police, was suspended without pay after his arrest and fired soon after his conviction. The agency confirmed Tuesday that he had been terminated.

"The State Police support the sentence sought by the district attorney and handed down by the court, which is commensurate with the severity of the crimes for which the defendant was convicted," the department said in a statement. "The department has zero tolerance for sexual assault and domestic violence and will vigorously investigate any such allegations."

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