A 25-year-old Mansfield man who sexually assaulted a pre-teen family member and an intellectually disabled family member was sentenced on Tuesday to serve eight to 10 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Daniel Gingras pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with two counts of rape of a child, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, one count of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person with an intellectual disability, the DA's office said.

The incidents took place in Mansfield between May of 2015 and February of 2018.

"The defendant took advantage of his relationship with the victims to sexually abuse both of them. They were young and vulnerable and the defendant violated their trust by repeatedly molesting them. The facts are very disturbing and the sentence is well deserved," Quinn said in a media release.

The case was prosecuted by ADA Jennifer Thomspon, and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Raffi Yessayan.

In addition to the state prison term, Yessayan ordered the defendant to 10 years of supervised probation upon his release from prison. The defendant must attend sex offender treatment, stay away from minor children or persons with intellectual disabilities, stay away from the victims, and wear a GPS tracking device. He must also comply with his legal obligations to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Gingras will be prohibited from dating any parent of a minor child without permission of his probation officer. If permission is granted, the person must be informed by Gingras' probation officer of his sexual offenses, the judge ordered.

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