Wilmington Man Receives Prison Sentence for Rape Conviction
Paul Berry received the minimum mandatory sentence, according to a Lowell Sun report.
The Wilmington man convicted last week on charges of child rape was sentenced on Tuesday in Middlesex Superior Court.
According to the Lowell Sun, Paul Berry, formerly of 36 Grove Street, received the minimum mandatory prison sentence of 10 years during sentencing on Tuesday.
In addition to the prison sentence, the newspaper reports that Berry will also receive five years probation with stipulations that he cannot have contact with the victim or her family.
The Sun also reports that Berry will be forced to wear a GPS monitoring device and cooperate with sex offender evaluation following his release from prison.
Following a six day trial last week, Berry was found guilty by a jury and faced up to life in prison. The charges stem from a 2009 arrest when police said he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old Wilmington girl.