For Immediate Release - February 11, 2011

Gloucester Man Sentenced For Child Rape

Lawrence Superior Court Judge Leila Kern today sentenced Raymond Leverich, 48, of Gloucester, to a total of 14-24 years in state prison on two counts of child rape. On two other counts of child rape and related charges, the judge sentenced him to 10 years probation, to begin upon his release from prison.

A jury had found Leverich guilty on January 28 of four counts of rape of a child, six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and four counts of unnatural acts on a child under 16, following a two-day trial.

Essex Assistant District Attorney Jean M. Curran proved that on diverse dates between 1999 and 2008, beginning when the girl was about six years old, Leverich sexually assaulted the victim on numerous occasions in Gloucester.

As conditions of probation he must register as a sex offender, attend sex offender treatment, wear a GPS monitoring device, and have no contact with the victim or her family. That final condition takes effect immediately.

Leverich was represented by Attorney Christopher Norris.

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