Boston serial rapist likely to spend life in prison

The Boston Globe reports that a serial rapist, whose crimes date back over 40 years, is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison after he was sentenced as a repeat sexual offender, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Westley Cain, 65, of Dorchester was found guilty of two charges in Suffolk Superior Court. Judge Charles Hely sentenced Cain to 15 years to life for his conviction of rape as a subsequent offense and a concurrent mandatory maximum sentence of 20 years for his conviction of rape as a habitual offender.

“Life imprisonment is the only appropriate sentence for this defendant,” Conley said in a statement. “He is a dangerous serial predator, and our city is safer with him behind bars for good.”

Cain had previously served long prison sentences for convictions of raping four women and other violent offenses, Conley said.

Cain was convicted by a jury on Dec. 22 in a March 2013 rape. Because of his lengthy record, prosecutors sought a second trial so he could face enhanced sentencing under the rape as a subsequent offense and rape as a habitual offender laws.

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