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Swansea man sentenced to prison for child rapes

SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — A man convicted of repeatedly raping two young relatives over the course of two years has been sentenced to serve 25 to 30 years in prison. 

According to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Lawrence Lamphier, 73, was convicted on two counts of rape of a child by force and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 years of age. 

The two victims, one of whom was four to six years old during the rapes, and the other, who was seven to nine years old during the sexual assaults, both testified at trial about multiple rapes that occurred at Lamphier's home between 2012 and 2014.

"This is a tragic case because two young girls were sexually abused by...someone they trusted and loved," said District Attorney General Thomas Quinn. "I commend the two young victims for their fortitude in testifying against a family member and I hope this conviction helps them move forward with their lives."

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