A 23-year-old Wrentham man who sexually abused three pre-school aged kids at a Bridgewater State University daycare center will spend more than 7 years behind bars after pleading guilty to rape charges yesterday, officials say.
Kyle P. Loughlin, who inappropriately touched the children between January and March 2015 while working at the BSU Children’s Center, pleaded guilty in Brockton Superior Court to charges including rape and abuse of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Judge Angel Kelly Brown sentenced him to 7 1⁄2 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.
“Mr. Loughlin used his position at this daycare to take advantage of the innocence of these young, impressionable children,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement. “Today’s resolution is in the best interest of these children and their families and prevents these youngsters from being further victimized at trial.”
In addition to the jail term, Loughlin will have to register as a sex offender, complete necessary treatment, wear a GPS monitoring bracelet, stay away from and have no contact with the victims and have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16, Cruz said.
The next person to stand trial in connection with Loughlin’s sexual abuse is daycare director Judith Ritacco, who is facing charges of reckless endangerment of children, intimidating a witness and interfering with an investigation for her alleged failure to report the incidents. Ritacco is slated to go to trial April 18.
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