Ex-Mass. officer convicted of rape a 2nd time
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A former part-time Rutland police officer already serving a 10- to 12-year prison sentence for raping a woman has been convicted of rape again in an unrelated case.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that Jason Briddon was sentenced Thursday to 18 to 20 years in prison for a May 2007 sexual assault on a 27-year-old Worcester woman who had accepted his offer of a ride home from a bar. The judge ordered him to serve the latest sentence upon completion of the first sentence that started in 2010.
The 40-year-old Briddon was convicted in July of rape and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Briddon was convicted in January 2010 of a 2008 rape.
His lawyer had said there was no evidence of rape.