MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- A village man, 20, was sentenced to 25 years in state prison Tuesday for raping an eight-year-old boy, according to the Weschester County District Attorney.
Elmer Pinto was convicted on one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child - a class "B" felony - and one count of endangering the welfare of a child - a class "A" misdemeanor.
The victim, who is related to Pinto, told police the defendant engaged in sexual contact with him four times between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010, including anal sexual contact, performing sexual acts in front of him and showing him pornographic videos.
While his mother was tending to an unrelated matter at the village Police Department Aug. 7, 2010, the victim saw a wanted poster and told police his relative belonged on one of those posters for what he did to him.
On Tuesday at sentencing, it was revealed Pinto tried to bribe the mother with $5,000 and the child with an iPod Touch and a bicycle to get him to recant his testimony.
When he is released, Pinto will have 15 years of post-release supervision and must register as a sex offender.
Assistant District Attorney Christine Hatfield, Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse/Elder Abuse Bureau, prosecuted the case.
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