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Gary Mackechnie, 60, of South Hadley, was sentenced to 8-10 years in state prison with 5 years of probation with numerous conditions after pleading guilty in Hampshire Superior Court, Thursday, March 23 to two counts of rape and abuse of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred in Granby between August 1990 to August 1992.

Granby Police Detective Barbara Fenn investigated.

Assistant District Attorney Caleb Weiner, who prosecuted the case, said, “The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office  would like to acknowledge the strength, courage and resolve of the victim in this case, and hopes that this sentence brings her some measure of justice and helps her continue to heal.”