HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Manchester man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after admitting to repeatedly raping two young girls.
Jack Boyko was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty in October to two counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
The prosecutor called the case the worst sexual assault case he's handled in 15 years.
Authorities say the 60-year-old Boyko knew the victims' families, and raped one girl from when she was 4 until she was 13.
Prosecutors had asked for a 20-year sentence but the judge gave a lighter term because Boyko pleaded guilty and spared his victims the trauma of having to go through a trial.
Boyko apologized in court.
Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com