Edward Pacheco Jr. , a previously convicted sex offender, was sentenced
earlier this week to 25-35 years in prison followed by a 40-year probation.
The sentence was handed down after his conviction for statutory rape and
rape of a child by force. Pacheco was a friend of his victim's family.
He began raping the young girl starting when she was 12 years old, and
continuing over a period of many years. At the time of his conviction,
he had previously been convicted of child rape in another, unrelated case.
Rape is a serious crime and not one that is taken lightly by law enforcement
and prosecuting attorneys. In fact, an individual convicted of rape in
Massachusetts will be looking at a minimum of 10 years behind bars. Multiple
convictions will result in a prison term between 15 years and a life-sentence,
depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime. Anyone accusing
of raping a child can expect to receive harsh punishments, and little
to no leniency on their case. Repeat offenders of child rape are required
to serve at least 20 years of their sentence before they can even become
eligible for probation, parole, sentence deductions, or other privileges.
Anyone who has been accused of, or is being investigated for, committing
rape needs to consult with a skilled Quincy criminal defense lawyer at
my law firm right away. I understand that facing rape charges can be an
extremely frightening experience. A rape conviction carries serious penalties
including a mandatory registration as a sex offender. Even simply being
accused of committing a sex crime such as rape, can be enough to have
a permanent, negative impact on your family, your job, and your future.
That is why I am here to answer any questions you may have, thoroughly
evaluate your case, advise you on how best to proceed and provide you
with the aggressive representation you need.
When facing rape charges, your future and your freedom are at stake. Contact
a criminal defense attorney at
Flanagan & Associates
right away in order to schedule your confidential consultation.