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Recent Massachusetts Child Rape Cases Lead to Guilty Pleas and Indictment

In Salem Superior Court on Thursday, Louis Walters, a former resident of the state, pleaded guilty to Massachusetts child rape and incest charges. He has been sentenced to eight to nine years in state prison. He faces similar charges related to the same girl in New Hampshire and is expected to be sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.

Walters, 38, began a three-year relationship with the girl in Massachusetts when she was 15. She later moved in with him in New Hampshire.

Under the plea agreement worked out with prosecutors in both states, Walters will serve his prison sentences concurrently.

Walters is not the only person to recently plead guilty to Massachusetts rape. On Tuesday, a Clinton man was sentenced to three to five years in prison and five years probation after he pleaded guilty to Massachusetts child rape charges and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute-the drug charge, which is unrelated to the sexual crime charge, was originally a Massachusetts cocaine trafficking charge but was reduced to a lesser crime under his plea agreement.

According to prosecutors, Nieves, 28, had sex with a 14-year-old girl in 2008 at a relative’s home. The teenager told police about the Massachusetts sexual assault after discovering that she was pregnant. Nieves’ Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer says the sexual intercourse was consensual and requested a more lenient sentence.

In an unrelated Massachusetts child rape case, an Essex grand jury has indicted Lawrence school safety guard on three counts of Massachusetts aggravated rape of a child and one count of driving under the influence of drugs. Farrar is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl that started when she was 13.

Police apprehended the 30-year-old man in Salisbury on July 31 when they spotted him allegedly driving his van in an erratic manner. The girl was in the vehicle. She told the authorities that she lied to her mother about her whereabouts so that she could be with Farrar, who is also her basketball coach. Both the girl and Farrar have admitted to numerous sexual encounters together and she has admitted that she is in love with him.

Man pleads guilty to child rape, MyFoxBoston, September 10, 2010
Clinton man pleads guilty to child rape, Boston.com, September 8, 2010 Lawrence school guard indicted on child rape charges, Boston Herald, September 1, 2010

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Allegations of Massachusetts child rape can be complicated to defend, as are the details of each case. To secure the best outcome possible, you must have an experienced Boston criminal defense law firm advocating on your behalf.

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