For Immediate Release - February 17, 2010

Man To Serve More Than Two Decades For Child Sex Offenses

Lawrence Superior Court Judge Leila Kern this morning sentenced Kevin Quinn, 44, of Haverhill, to 23 years in state prison for rape of a child with force, and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Quinn had been convicted last week in Lawrence Superior Court following a week-long trial. The jury deliberated for just under 3 hours before returning its verdict.

Essex Assistant District Attorney Karen Hopwood proved that Quinn raped and indecently assaulted a young girl in Lawrence on diverse dates in 1997. The victim, who is now 19 years old, disclosed the sexual abuse in June of 2007.

Upon his release, Quinn will be on probation for five years. Judge Kern ordered him to have no direct or indirect contact with the victim or her family. She also ordered him to have no contact with any children under 16, comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry Board, and participate in a sex offender treatment program.

Quinn was represented by Attorney Lynette Leos from the Committee for Public counsel Services.

Hopwood lauded the work Victim/Witness Advocate Amy Snow, and Lawrence Detective Daniel Fitzpatrick.

Quinn had a prior conviction for aggravated rape in 1986, to which he plead guilty and received a sentence of 10-15 years in state prison. That offense also took place in Lawrence.