• Swansea man convicted of repeatedly raping family members

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    A 73-year-old Swansea man will spend the next 25 to 30 years in prison after being convicted for repeatedly raping two family members.
     
    Lawrence Lamphier was convicted of four counts of rape of a child-aggravated by age, two counts rape of a child by force and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 years of age. The jury deliberated for about two hours after a week long trial. 

    Both of the victims were younger female relatives of Lamphier, one of whom was between 4 and 6 years old when the assaults occurred, and the other 7 to 9 years old. Both took the stand at trial and testified to the multiple rapes that happened at Lamphier's home between 2012 and 2014, said the District Attorney's office. 

    Both of their victims told another relative in June 2014, which is when the investigation began. Lamphier was arrested about a week after the initial report. 

    “I commend the two young victims for their fortitude in testifying against a family member and I hope this conviction helps them move forward with their lives," said District Attorney Thomas Quinn. 

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