Boston, MA (March 15, 2022) – A man who was convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing a young child has been sentenced to up to six years in prison on Monday, March 7, 2022.
According to reports, 58-year-old Mark McCray was indicted in 2019 after a victim came forward alleging that McCray engaged in a pattern of repeatedly sexually abusing her at a residence in the Mattapan area when she was a young child. The victim, who has not been identified, was only 8-years-old at the time.
McCray was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault and battery of a child under the age of 14. He was sent to prison with a sentence of up to six years for his acts. He also received a term of seven years of probation. McCray will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device, stay away from the victim, and make no contact with any child under the age of 16. McCray must also complete sex offense treatment.
The victim, who is now in her 20s, told her family about the abuse in 2018. She explained to her family that McCray had threatened her to keep quiet, which is why she had not come forward sooner.
At the trial, the court read an impact statement from the victim that detailed the mental and emotional pain and suffering she has been forced to endure as a result of the incident.
In addition to this sentence, McCray also faces similar charges in Plymouth County for offenses that he is accused of committing in that area.
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Being sexually abused as a child can have a profound impact on a victim’s life well into their adult years. Many victims suffer from anxiety, depression, and even posttraumatic stress disorder. These actions can impact every aspect of their lives and make it incredibly challenging to trust others.
Coming forward as a victim of childhood sexual abuse is often considered the first step for victims on their path toward gaining peace. Although most victims never forget what happened to them, some of them are able to get help for the trauma they have been forced to endure and learn how to cope with these horrible experiences.
In addition to having the perpetrator criminally prosecuted, some victims are able to pursue civil court action against their abusers. A lawsuit for sexual abuse can help injured victims obtain the compensation that can be used for medical expenses, mental health treatment, and other economic and non-economic impacts they have been forced to suffer from. A sexual abuse lawyer in Boston can help you pursue legal action and get the justice you deserve.
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The Law Office of Carmen L. Durso has decades of experience helping victims in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts get justice and hold their abusers to account. Attorney Durso will dedicate a great deal of time and effort to helping you. Contact our Massachusetts sexual abuse law firm today at 617-728-9123 to see how we can help you move forward.
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