A Middlesex County Superior Court Judge sentenced convicted child rapist Stephen Corbin up to 50 years in state prison for raping two teenaged girls in 2017.
In the middle of Corbin’s trial last month, Corbin cut off his GPS tracking device and fled the state. He was convicted of eight counts of child rape in absentia.
The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section captured Corbin last week in the state of Maine, where he was armed with a loaded gun.
On Thursday, Corbin was led back into the same Woburn courtroom he tried to avoid, this time with his hands cuffed behind his back, to face sentencing.
One of Corbin’s victims urged the court to give him the maximum sentence possible.
“This truthfully ruined my life,” the young woman said. “No amount of time served will rectify what was done to me. No amount of time served will give me back my family.”
The father of a second victim provided a victim impact statement because his daughter could not bring herself to do it.
And the father wasted no time telling Corbin what he thought of Corbin’s decision to flee Massachusetts.
“You should have thought long and hard before you decided to satisfy your depraved sexual need on two innocent children of this world,” he said. “We wish you never came into our lives. You coward!”
Prosecutors proved that Corbin used the mood altering drug Molly, as well as marijuana and alcohol, to overpower the two teenaged girls.
Judge Janice Howe said she did not consider Corbin’s escape when she crafted his prison sentence: two 20-25 year prison terms, one for each victim, to be served one after the other.
This means Corbin will be 78 years old before he can even petition for parole.
Corbin is 38 years old.
Judge Howe gave Corbin an opportunity to speak before sentencing, but he mostly mumbled as he said, “I’m sorry for any harm done, but I don’t know what else...”
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