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45 Years In Prison For Man Accused Of Raping Boy Over Five Years

45 Years In Prison For Man Accused Of Raping Boy Over Five Years

HARTFORD — A man convicted of molesting a boy over five years and giving him herpes in the process was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison. Ronald G. Smith, 48, maintained his innocence to the end, despite a Hartford Superior Court jury's finding him guilty in June of two counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of second-degree sexual assault, one count of fourth-degree sexual assault and 12 counts of risk of injury to a minor. Prosecutor Debra Collins asked Judge Jose Suarez to sentence Smith to 60 years in prison for the crimes, which took place in Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks over five years, from when the boy was 9 until he was 13. The boy received a...

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