NEW BEDFORD —  A New Bedford man who raped a 13-year-old girl on multiple occasions will be spending 10 to 12 years in state prison after his conviction by jury this week.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said 29-year-old Samuel Adorno was convicted on four counts of aggravated child rape and one count of enticing a child.

Following his prison term, Adorno will spend another three years on supervised probation and will have to register as a sex offender.

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Adorno met the child in late 2017 through a relative during a family party in New Bedford, according to the D.A.'s office.

He raped her multiple times between the date of the party and February 2019.

"I want to thank the jury for holding him accountable for this disturbing conduct," Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn said.

"The defendant took advantage of his access to the victim, an underage girl, through a family relationship and repeatedly engaged in illegal sexual activity with her," he added.

"I commend the victim for coming forward and testifying under these difficult circumstances."

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