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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.

His alleged victim is a local man who says he was 14 years old at the time of the incident in 2010.

Matthew Feeney pleaded not guilty to the new charge of child rape and two counts indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.

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 former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable County First Assistant District Attorney Brian Glenny.

Richard Perkins Smith, 65, of the 600 block of West Saint Andrews Drive in Middletown, PA pleaded guilty before Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson to three counts of indecent assault and battery involving children at a Cape Cod Christian camp where he worked as a counselor.

Smith admitted to fondling the buttocks of one young camper and the penis of another, said Glenny. He also admitted to rubbing his genitals on a third victim. All of the offenses took place inside Smith’s cabin, and involved one child aged 14 or older and two children younger than 14.

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 23-year-old Hartford CT man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight years of special parole after pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement to first-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted burglary.

Christopher Mankins admitted robbing the same Heath Street grocery store twice in three days, and admitted that he sexually assaulted a young girl.

Mankins said he was on a PCP at the time of the crimes and apologized for his conduct.

An East Sandwich man has been sentenced to seven years in prison and eight years of supervised release for seven counts of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Bryce Garner, 23, was sentenced in a U.S. District Court last week after pleading guilty in April. He faced a maximum of 20 years. He will have to register as a sex offender when he is released.

Garner was arrested last June after FBI agents observed him distributing files containing child pornography over the internet. According to the FBI, Garner was found to have over 2,300 images and 1,100 videos “depicting the sexual abuse of children” as well as a “substantial collection of child erotica.” He was a “prolific trader” online, the FBI said. There was a 14 year old boy not related to Garner in his home at the time of his arrest, Cape News reported.

The Newburyport Daily News reports that a Beverly man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail yesterday after pleading guilty to engaging in sexual acts with two girls who were 13 and 14 at the time and pledging them to secrecy about it by asking, “You guys aren’t snitches, are you?”

Chad Soper, 21, formerly of 50 Broadway, had been charged with child rape in one of the two cases, but to spare the two girls from having to testify at trial, prosecutors agreed to reduce the charges in exchange for his guilty plea. That agreement was accepted by Salem District Court Judge Sabita Singh.

Soper instead pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault and battery and unnatural acts involving a child.