- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A 43-year-old Massachusetts man has been sentenced to serve between 20 and 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and child pornography charges.

The Daily Item reports (https://bit.ly/2eJjgyb ) Raymond DePaula pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lawrence Superior Court to multiple counts of aggravated rape of a child, dissemination of child pornography and other related charges.

Prosecutors say DePaula possessed hundreds of pornographic images of children and also distributed photos of himself sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.

The Department of Homeland Security became aware of the Marblehead man’s activities in August 2012.

DePaula’s victim came forward to describe how she was repeatedly assaulted between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.

Prosecutors say the case is a reminder that child pornography is never just a computer crime.

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


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