Mar 13, 2016 10:24 AM

Nashua man sentenced for sexual assault, apologizes for his behavior

NASHUA - A Nashua man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 21-year-old woman with developmental disabilities and apologized for his behavior.

According to The Telegraph of Nashua, Randy Alfonso Arias-Aquino, 20, acknowledged he should have realized that a young woman's disabilities made it impossible for her to legally consent to sex and apologized "for the pain she went through."

"I made a mistake," he added. "I hurt someone I really care about."

Prosecutors say the sexual activity took place at a Nashua residence one afternoon in 2014 after Arias-Aquino met up with the woman, whom he knew from school, on a city bus.

Arias-Aquino was sentenced Thursday morning in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua. Prosecutors agreed as part of the plea deal to drop four of the aggravated felonious sexual assault charges, which alleged that Arias-Aquino used force in committing the sexual acts.

The agreement calls for Arias-Aquino to serve prison sentences of 4-10 years each on two felony charges, while he received two sentences of 6-to 10-years each, all suspended for 10 years, on the other two charges.

Arias-Aquino was given credit for the 413 days he has served in jail since his arrest, bringing his minimum sentence to just under three years.

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