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Friday, October 24, 2014

Middleboro Man Sentenced To 13 Years On Child Assault Crime

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BOSTON – Keith Gage, 43, of Middleboro, was sentenced yesterday for coercing and enticing a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual intercourse. U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV sentenced Gage to 13 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Gage is also required to register as a sex offender, and must refrain from contact with his victim during the period of his incarceration and supervised release. In July 2014, Gage pleaded guilty.

Gage met the 14-year-old victim on TeenSpot.com, a website designed for young teens but which has been increasingly used by predators to contact young victims. He persuaded her to meet with him and engage in sexual intercourse on multiple occasions. Gage also videotaped his victim performing sexual acts. Gage was apprehended when the victim came forward and reported his criminal acts, at which time an undercover federal agent assumed the victim’s identity online, ultimately leading to Gage’s arrest.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the United States Postal Inspection Service; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Easton Chief of Police Allen Krajcik, made the announcement today. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.


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Updated December 15, 2014