September 15, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – A former Framingham man pleaded guilty today to four aggravated rapes committed in Westborough in 2003 and was sentenced to at least 20 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The rapes occurred a week apart in August of 2003. The victims, both women, were awoken in the middle of the night in their bedrooms by an armed attacker. Although both victims provided descriptions of their assailant, he escaped capture.
In July of 2007 Westborough Police were notified that the DNA profile from these cases matched Marcel G. Mota, who was in custody in New Jersey at that time. After his cases were adjudicated in New Jersey, Mota, now 37, was brought back to Massachusetts to face 18 charges in the Westborough rapes.
He pleaded guilty today to 15 of the 18 charges in Worcester Superior Court including four counts of rape aggravated by armed burglary, home invasion and armed assault in a dwelling. Judge Thomas P. Billings sentenced Mota to 20 to 24 years in state prison on the rapes and the most serious of the other charges. The judge ordered that all the sentences would run concurrently. He also gave the defendant credit for time served in custody, including time served in New Jersey.