- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A western Massachusetts man who authorities say was captured in Florida after cutting off his court-ordered GPS has pleaded guilty to child rape charges.

Derek Lecompte, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court on Monday to aggravated rape and abuse of a child, unnatural acts with a child and other offenses.

Under the plea agreement, the 26-year-old Lecompte was sentenced to 15 to 20 years in state prison, followed by 10 years of probation. He must register as a sex offender.

Authorities say Lecompte was arrested at a Miami bus station last year after he jumped bail, cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and fled.

Police say Lecompte had threatened to die by “suicide by cop” if found.


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