Sept. 23, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 or (508) 735-2981
WORCESTER — Husband and wife Joseph and Linda Mayotte of Northbridge were each sentenced to State Prison today after being found guilty last month of raping their two adopted children, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
“These children came here to live the American dream, but their trust was broken by these two predators,” Mr. Early said. “Now, justice has been served.”
Mr. Mayotte, 50, was sentenced to 16 to 20 years in prison by Judge Richard T. Tucker after being found guilty by a Superior Court jury of 11 charges, including rape of a child aggravated by age difference. He had sexually abused his daughter over a five-year span, starting in 2004 when she was 8 years old.
Mrs. Mayotte, 49, received a sentence of 18-22 years. The jury found her guilty of 19 charges, including three counts of rape of a child. She had a sexual relationship with her son starting when he was 13 in 2005 and ending two years later when she became pregnant with his child.
Assistant District Attorney Cheryl O’Connell Riddle recommended sentences of 25-30 years for Mr. Mayotte and 30-33 years for Mrs. Mayotte.
The Mayottes were arrested in 2009.
Mr. Early praised the work Assistant District Attorneys Riddle and Kristen Salavatore as well as that of Northbridge Police.