For Immediate Release - May 16, 2008

James Pells convicted of Rape and Assault and Battery

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that a Barnstable County Superior Court Jury convicted James Pells (DOB: 6/1/57) of Rape and Assault and Battery. The rape occurred in Hyannis in August, 2006. The defendant is a Level 3 registered sex offender. He was sentenced by Judge Richard Connon to 10-15 years state prison. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lisa Edmonds. Mr. Pells was represented by Attorney Ruth McLaughlin.

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