- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A 75-year-old Lynnfield man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for raping a teenage relative, a case the victim said tore the family apart.

Ronald Disciscio was sentenced Tuesday after a Salem Superior Court jury convicted him of charges including child rape and indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or under.

The abuse occurred in 2005 and 2006.

The victim testified at trial that his family pressured him into not pursuing charges.

The Daily Item (https://bit.ly/1qIJKQr ) reports that the victim said in court that the case had “burned my family tree into the ground.”

Defense attorney Ronald Ranta had requested a 2½-year jail sentence and told the judge he did not agree with the verdict.

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Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, https://itemlive.com


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