Marlborough man convicted of raping child

A Marlborough man was found guilty Friday on a charge of aggravated rape of a child and two charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said.

A Middlesex Superior Court jury in Woburn found Daniel Correia, 39, guilty of the charges, and Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins sentenced Correia to 10 to 12 years in prison, to be followed by five years of probation, according to a statement from Ryan’s office.

In an unrelated incident, an Easton man was arrested and charged with statutory rape Thursday night following a two-month police investigation, Easton police said in a statement.

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Christopher Biggins, 30, was charged with statutory rape of a child, enticing a child under the age of 16, and distribution of a counterfeit drug after he allegedly agreed to meet with a minor to exchange the drug Molly for sexual favors, police said.

Correia’s charges resulted from an incident on Feb. 17, 2011, the statement said, when he gave a 14-year-old boy vodka while he and a few friends were hanging out at Correia’s apartment, the statement said. The pair spoke about their age differences, and despite this, Correia engaged in sexual activity with the child, the statement said.

The next evening, Correia gave the victim vodka again at his apartment, the statement said, and later that evening, the victim told his mother and a friend about the incident.

“This defendant gave a 14-year-old alcohol and then took advantage of him sexually,” Ryan said in the statement. “His actions were purposeful and deliberate and evidenced a total disregard for a vulnerable young person. It can be extremely difficult to disclose abuse and I commend the victim’s willingness to tell authorities and a jury what happened.”

The statement added that for the first three years of his probation, Correia must wear a GPS-monitoring device. He also must not have any contact with the Commonwealth’s witnesses or any unsupervised contact with anyone under 16 years of age. He is also required to complete a sex offender evaluation and treatment while complying with the regulations of the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board.