Northbridge couple sentenced after raping adopted kids

A Northbridge couple has been sentenced after being convicted of raping their two adopted children. Joseph Mayotte was sentenced Monday to 16 to 20 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing his daughter for five years, starting when she was 8. His wife, Linda, was sentenced to 18 to 22 years after her conviction for sexually abusing her son, starting when he was 13 and ending when she became pregnant with his child. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported that the male victim, in his impact statement in Worcester Superior Court, said the Mayottes should ‘‘burn in hell.’’

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