A South End man plead guilty in court last week to multiple counts of child rape and incdecent assault and battery for assaults on three young children, according to Suffolk County District AttorneY Daniel F. Conley's office.
Pedro Alvarez, 48, of the South End, pled guilty on Nov. 29 to charges against him that he raped and assaulted two young girls and one young boy in his extended family.
Alvarez was sentenced to six to nine years in prison with ten years of probation. He will be forced to register as a sex offender and wear a GPS-monitoring device.
The DA's office reminds residents that sexual assault can happen to anyone, and there's a special number besides 9-1-1 that victims can call, the the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 24-hour hotline at 800-841-8371.
“Cases of sexual violence, especially against family members, are some of the toughest we see as prosecutors,” Conley said. “Oftentimes those victims feel ashamed or blame themselves for the abuse they suffered. But we have a message for them: It’s not your fault. The victims in these cases put their faith in our office to speak for them in a voice they couldn’t find, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to do just that. Their strength, even at such young ages, was inspiring to all of us.”