An 86-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, to 30 to 60 years in state prison for the rape of two girls in Dublin Borough a year ago.
Thomas Rosenthal, of Waltham, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in May to two counts each of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, and indecent exposure, and one count of harassment.
The victims wrote emotional impact statements that were read in court by other family members prior to sentencing. The victim’s parents also spoke in court about the trauma and pain their family has endured over the past year.
“This has taken off precious time off their happy childhood memories in what should have been magical years,” their mother said.