Feb 12, 2016 10:32 PM

North Andover, Mass., man pleads guilty to abuse charges


A North Andover, Massachusetts man pleaded guilty in Essex County on Wednesday to charges stemming from years of abuse of his stepdaughters.

The Eagle Tribune reported that Justin Ladd, 35, pleaded guilty to assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and assaulting a person because of their race, according to the Essex County District Attorney's Office.

The girls' mother, Anne Ladd, 34, pleaded guilty to charges she allowed the abuse to occur.

Justin Ladd,who authorities say is a white-supremacist, is now facing 4-5 years in state prison and 5 years probation for his role in years of vicious abuse of the two girls, now 15 and 17 years-old.

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