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Chelmsford Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Rape of a Child

Defendant sentenced to 10-12 years in prison.

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan issued a statement Tuesday that a Chelmsford man has been found guilty of aggravated rape of a child, rape of a child by force and numerous additional charges.

A Middlesex Superior Court jury in Lowell found Trinidad Atencio, 56, of Chelmsford, guilty on charges of aggravated rape of a child, rape of a child by force, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 years or older, enticement of a child under the age of 16, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, and possession of child pornography.

Middlesex Superior Court Judge Janet Kenton-Walker sentenced Atencio Thursday to 10-12 years in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised probation with conditions to include that the defendant stay away from and have no direct or indirect contact with the victim and the victim’s family; complete sex offender treatment; refrain from any unsupervised contact with children under 18; refrain from work or volunteer work involving any contact with children under 18; refrain from possessing any devices that allow access to the internet; be subject to GPS monitoring; and comply with the regulations of the Sex Offender Registry Board.

“The defendant took advantage of a vulnerable teenager and manipulated his friendship with this child for his own objectives,” District Attorney Ryan said in a statement.  “It can be extremely difficult to disclose abuse and to testify about it in court.  We have great respect for this victim’s willingness to tell authorities and a jury what happened to him.”

According to authorities, starting in May 2011, the defendant, then living at an apartment in Chelmsford, would invite the 15-year-old victim to come over. While there, the defendant would give the teenager money and marijuana to hang out and to perform small jobs around the apartment. Beginning shortly thereafter, the defendant on numerous occasions made sexual advances towards the victim, including trying to get the victim to watch pornography and touching him inappropriately.

Authorities conducted a forensic analysis of the defendant’s computer, pursuant to a search warrant, and found images of young children engaged in sexual conduct.
Iron Mike September 04, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Sadly, just minimal reporting by the Patch. It has taken 16 months from arrest to conviction. Did we taxpayers pay for his defense? Where did Mr. Atencio work, i.e. how many OTHER kids did he prey upon? Why was his picture never published? Judge Kenton-Walker is a Deval Patrick gay MoonBat appointee who has been HEAVILY criticized for issuing lenient sentences and letting illegal aliens skate through her court. So I wonder if anybody ever determined – is Mr. Atencio in this country legally? Did he have an EBT card? If so, has it been recovered? Do we taxpayers get to pay for his sex-offender 'treatment' too?
Jean-Luc Picard September 04, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Should have had a sentence length that would ensure that he would spend the rest of his life in prison. If he is an illegal alien, then he should be sent back to his home country and serve out his sentence in that country. We would pay that other country for the costs, but it would be less expensive than using our prisons, and I am sure that the conditions in those prisions would not be as good as the prisons in America.
Sunny September 04, 2013 at 04:46 PM
I am concerned that there are more victims out there. A picture of man should be published and the sexual abuse case gets discreetly discuss in the schools.
wheelz September 07, 2013 at 03:52 PM
This should tell you there were other victims involved, also, if you google his name there is a facebook photo of him if you follow the FB link. I am not positive it is the same person, but there are only two people with the same name according to white pages.com "Chelmsford police began an investigation in April after they received a noise complaint from Atencio’s neighbor. When police arrived, they found Atencio in a bathrobe with two boys, 13 and 15, in his apartment. Police allege the victims said Atencio offered them money and marijuana in exchange for sex. The younger of the two boys told police Atencio gave him whiskey, passed out at Atencio’s apartment and woke up to Atencio performing a sex act on him, according to published reports. " There is no cure for Pedophilia. He should never be released from prison, although his FB photo (if it's the same person) shows he is on oxygen, so hopefully he dies in jail.

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