June 12, 2023 -Springfield- On June 1, 2023 Hector Heredia-Alamo was sentenced by a Superior Court Judge to 13-15 years in state prison on charges of: rape of a child, and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 (two counts). The sentencing came after a Hampden Superior Court Jury found him guilty on the aforementioned chargeson May 23, 2023in Hampden Superior Court.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Unit. The investigation commenced after notice of a sexual assault of a child was made to the Holyoke Police Department in October of 2020. The defendant, who was known to the victim, abused the victim several times over the course of about two years. The last reported incident was in part witnessed by the victim’s younger sibling, who then alerted family members to the abuse. Both the victim and the sibling testified at trial in open court to the abuse.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “Acts of violence on children will be met with our most diligent efforts and the full force of the law. We will do all that we can within the law to protect this community’s children and punish those who seek to hurt them. I thank the Holyoke Police Department and Assistant District Attorney Eileen Sears and the members of the Special Victims Unit for their skillful work and steadfast effort to secure justice and protect the vulnerable.”
Assistant District Attorney Eileen Sears represented the Commonwealth in this case.