Pittsfield man gets long prison sentence for child rape
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield 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.