Easthampton man pleads guilty to molesting boy


NORTHAMPTON >> An Easthampton man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/1UVlI65) reported that 35-year-old Joseph Bishop was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail and five years of probation after pleading guilty to the charges.

Hampshire Superior Court Judge Daniel Ford accepted the deal reached by defense attorney Rachel Weber and Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Linda Pisano.

Bishop was originally charged with two counts of aggravated rape of a child and other offenses.

Police said the boy's mother reported Feb. 18 that Bishop sexually assaulted her son. Bishop is known to the mother and child. The boy told investigators during interviews that Bishop molested him.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions