- Associated Press - Saturday, January 25, 2020

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man already serving prison time for one rape conviction has been sentenced to another nine to 13 1/2 years behind bars after being convicted of raping a second victim.

Arthur Salsbury Jr., 43, of Ware, was sentenced Friday, a week after he was found guilty of raping a woman in Granby in 2009, according to The Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Judge Richard Carey ordered that Salsbury’s new sentence will be served after he serves the nine to 13 ½ years he received in June for a 2018 rape, meaning he will serve a total of 18 to 27 years.

The second victim testified at trial that Salsbury, an area tow truck driver, had raped her after he told her he would give her a ride from Holyoke to Chicopee.

Prosecutors sought consecutive sentences because they said Salsbury had a history of violent crimes over a span of 25 years and both victims deserved the same measure of justice.

David Mintz, Salsbury’s attorney, asked for a three- to five-year prison sentence.

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