MARLBORO — A former mayor of Marlboro, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars in a Delaware prison this past Friday, for raping a relative’s daughter, beginning when she was age 6 .
Matthew Scannapieco, 71, was arrested in August 2014 after the girl told her mother about the sexual abuse, authorities said.
Scannapieco was ordered to have no contact with the victim, her family and anyone under 18.
According to the Daily News, the molestations and rapes took place from 2005 to 2008. Scannapieco who is also diabetic, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact and continuous sex abuse of a child.
As of late, nothing has been released in regards to how Scannapieco is related to the victim.
Scannapieco is no stranger to prison life.
After serving as a Republican mayor of Marlboro, N.J., from 1992 to 2003, two years later, he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from real estate developers and to defrauding the IRS, according to the Daily News. He even acknowledged that he had accepted $245,000 in payoffs.
He served two years in prison, which started in 2008. After his release, he moved to Delaware for “a fresh start,” said his attorney, T. Andrew Rosen, a senior assistant public defender in Delaware.
That fresh start was short-lived.