BROCKTON — A 35-year-old Brockton man has been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two minor girls, breaking one of the girls' arms in the attack.

The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said Wayne Ruffin pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Brockton Superior Court to one count of rape of a child with force and two counts of assault to rape a child.

He also admitted to five counts of assault and battery and six counts of witness intimidation and threatening to commit a crime, the office stated.

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Ruffin will also spend ten years on probation after completing his prison sentence.

The charges stem from a July 2021 incident in which Brockton police were sent to a James Street apartment on a reported sexual assault.

Investigators found that a girl had been attacked, raped, and sustained injuries including a broken arm as a direct result of the assault.

Another minor girl eventually also came forward, telling investigators that Ruffin had grabbed her from behind, dragged her to the ground, and tried to rape her as well.

Ruffin was arrested and charged with child rape and other charges following a long investigation by Brockton police.

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