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Charlemont man gets two years in child rape case



Recorder Staff
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

CHARLEMONT — A 41-year-old Charlemont man has been sentenced to two years in the Franklin County House of Correction after pleading guilty to charges of statutory rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

Christopher M. Williams was indicted by a grand jury in July 2016 on one count of statutory rape of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. This week, he changed his plea to guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on the first two counts, and was sentenced to two years in the House of Correction, followed by six years of probation.

The state dismissed the third count — indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

According to the indictments, all three offenses occurred in Charlemont between December 2015 and March 2016.

Williams will receive 352 days credit for time served.

Special conditions of his probation include registering as a sex offender; wearing a GPS for the term of probation; sex offender treatment; mental health counseling; no contact with the victim; and no unsupervised contact with children under 16.