Teen Accused of Rape Gets Probation
An 18-year-old accused of sexually assaulting two high school classmates is facing two years of probation despite the district attorney’s office’s recommendation of two years in prison.
David Becker, of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery, according to court documents, after an April 2 incident in which he was accused of digitally penetrating two girls who were sleeping in a bed after a house party. Becker and the alleged victims, who are not being identified, were all seniors.
On Aug. 15, Becker’s case was ordered continued without a finding for two years by Palmer District Court Judge Thomas Estes.
As a part of his probation, Becker must remain drug- and alcohol-free and not contact the victims, the court documents state. He also has to undergo an evaluation for sex offender treatment, according to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.
The district attorney’s office also said that if Becker does not violate his probation, he will not have to register as a sex offender as the charges will be dismissed at the completion of probation.
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