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A Massachusetts man in prison there for raping two young girls has been sentenced to four years in Connecticut prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting one of the children at a Preston campground, as reported by the Norwich Bulletin.

Barry Andre, 60, formerly of Auburn, Mass., received his sentence in New London Superior Court. His sentence here will start after he finishes serving a 7-year to 9-year sentence in Massachusetts.

Andre sexually assaulted a girl at Strawberry Park Campground in Preston beginning in 2008 when she was 11, Assistant State’s Attorney David Smith said. The assaults continued during stays at the campground for about five years, according to police, as well as at home in Massachusetts.

A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to transporting a minor from New Hampshire and engaging in sexual activity with her.

Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transportation of a minor in interstate commerce for illegal sexual activity, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 30, 2016 and faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years.

In November of 2014, New Hampshire State Police were conducting an investigation into the possible sexual abuse of several children in Franklin. The investigation led the to Marks, whom several witnesses identified as a man who had been seen frequently with one of the children.

A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five years of probation. Varanda, 21, was found guilty earlier this month of child rape but acquitted of witness intimidation. Authorities said the sexual assault occurred in May 2012 in the victim’s home. Varanda knew her family.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported that prosecutors sought a more severe sentence of 10 to 12 years in prison.

The Boston Globe reports that a serial rapist, whose crimes date back over 40 years, is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison after he was sentenced as a repeat sexual offender, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Westley Cain, 65, of Dorchester was found guilty of two charges in Suffolk Superior Court. Judge Charles Hely sentenced Cain to 15 years to life for his conviction of rape as a subsequent offense and a concurrent mandatory maximum sentence of 20 years for his conviction of rape as a habitual offender.

“Life imprisonment is the only appropriate sentence for this defendant,” Conley said in a statement. “He is a dangerous serial predator, and our city is safer with him behind bars for good.”

A former high-ranking member of a Roman Catholic religious order has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for raping a boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s.

The Rev. Richard McCormick, of New York, was also sentenced last week in Lawrence Superior Court to 10 years of probation.

The 73-year-old former member Salesian Society of North America was convicted Nov. 12 of five counts of child rape that prosecutors said occurred between 1981 and 1982 at a youth camp in Ipswich run by the order.

A Pittsfield man has been found guilty of child rape for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.

A Berkshire Superior Court jury took a little more than two hours to convict Erick Ruiz-Trujillo of one count of rape of a child with force.

Authorities say the 32-year-old Ruiz-Trujillo raped the girl in November 2012. While not related to the victim, they were staying in the same home at the time of the assault.

A Vermont jury has ordered a Massachusetts man to pay $35 million in a child sex abuse case.

The jury reached the verdict Friday against Scott Isaacson of Hyannis, Mass., for allegations of repeated sexual abuse of a girl when she was between 3 and 9 years old. Lawyers say some of those incidents of abuse occurred in Vermont, when Isaacson brought the girl here on ski trips. That allowed the plaintiff to sue in Vermont. She is now 24. Her lawyer, Jerry O’Neill, says he expects to recover only a small fraction of the huge jury award, because Isaacson has few assets.

Isaacson was also convicted of criminal charges in Massachusetts.

A Beverly man has pleaded guilty to selling child pornography on the Internet. Stanton Hager pleaded guilty to charges Tuesday in federal court in Boston.

He faces a maximum of 20 in prison at sentencing scheduled for April. He was ordered held without bail until then after prosecutors disclosed in court that they believe Hager has had sexual contact with children on a trip to Thailand.

The Salem News reports that even though the 67-year-old Hager lived in an apartment complex across the street from a middle school at this time of his arrest, investigators have not reported receiving any complaints of sexual misconduct in Beverly.

A married couple from Northbridge has been convicted of sexually abusing two children.

Joseph Mayotte was found guilty in Worcester Superior Court of charges including child rape aggravated by age difference and indecent assault and battery on a child.

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Mayotte sexually abused a girl over a five-year period beginning in 2004 when she was 8.

A 49-year-old Massachusetts man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a then 13-year-old boy in 1990 in North Conway, NH. During the trial, the defense team admitted the man had a sexual relationship with the boy but insisted that it wasn’t a crime because of the way the law was written at the time.

On July 23, the trial of Scott Sensabaugh, of Taunton, Mass., opened in Carroll County (NH) Superior Court with Judge Steven Houran presiding. Sensabaugh was convicted and will be sentenced on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two class-A misdemeanors.

“This is a case of a 13-year-old boy in need of a father figure and a man who moved into that boy’s life to take full advantage of the situation,” said deputy county attorney Susan Boone in her opening statement.