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Massachusetts man sentenced to decade in prison for child rape and sexual assault of intellectually disabled pre-teen

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A 25-year-old Mansfield man who sexually assaulted a pre-teen family member and an intellectually disabled family member was sentenced on Tuesday to serve eight to ten years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Daniel Gringas pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with two counts of rape of a child, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, one count of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person with an intellectual disability.

The incidents took place in Mansfield between May of 2015 and February of 2018.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Thomspon and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Raffi Yessayan.

“The defendant took advantage of his relationship with the victims to sexually abuse both of them. They were young and vulnerable and the defendant violated their trust by repeatedly molesting them. The facts are very disturbing and the sentence is well deserved​,” District Attorney Quinn said.

In addition to the state prison term, Judge Yessayan also ordered the defendant to 10 years of supervised probation, which will commence upon his release from prison.

The special condition of probation include:

a) The defendant shall attend sex offender treatment as directed by the Probation Officer and as ordered by the court, at a program approved by the Probation Department, and shall remain in treatment unless and until professionally discharged by the approved sex offender therapist;

b) The Defendant shall provide the Probation Department with signed releases as to any therapy/treatment he attends throughout the term of Probation;

c) The defendant shall not reside in a household with minor children or individuals with intellectual disabilities;

d) The defendant shall have no unsupervised contact with minor children or individuals with intellectual disabilities.

e) The defendant shall have no supervised contact with minor children or individuals with intellectual disabilities unless and until the supervisor has been approved in advance by the Probation Officer and informed by Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found guilty.

f) The defendant shall not be employed in a job that puts him into contact with minor children or individuals with intellectual disabilities on a regular basis and all employment must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.

g) The defendant shall not perform volunteer activities that put him into contact with children or individuals with intellectual disabilities on a regular basis and all volunteer activities must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.

h) The defendant shall not date any parent of a minor child without permission from the Probation Officer and, if permission is granted, said individual must be informed by the Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found guilty.

i) The defendant shall comply with his legal obligations to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board.

j) The defendant shall have no contact, directly or indirectly with the victims (commencing immediately).

k) GPS for duration of probation (exclusion zones: residences of victims).

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