Mass. prosecutors seek more prison time for rapist
BOSTON (AP) - The Suffolk district attorney's office is asking a judge for a longer prison term for a man they describe as a serial rapist after an appeals court threw out a conviction in a 2003 home invasion case.
Prosecutors said Sunday by having the conviction reversed, 43-year-old Michael Johnson could get out of prison decades earlier than originally anticipated.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley's on Friday filed paperwork seeking a hearing at which prosecutors would seek their original recommended sentence of life plus 40 years for Johnson on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of attempted rape for which he was convicted in 2010. They stem from assaults in 1990 in which he broke into the victims' homes.