In April 2021 Lee Police and Massachusetts State Police responded to a residential address in Lee for a report that a 7-year-old victim had been sexually assaulted by Anthony Delsoldato.
Anthony Delsoldato was indited on Wednesday March 1st on two counts: Indecent Assault and Battery of a Child and Assault and Battery.
Mr. Delsoldato was sentenced on the first count, Indecent Assault and Battery of a Child, to 5 years probation with the following five conditions. The defendant shall complete a sex offender evaluation and follow all recommendations; the defendant shall complete a mental health evaluation and follow all recommendations; the defendant shall execute waivers/releases as required by the probation officer; the defendant shall have no contact and remain 500 feet from the child’s person, residence school and work place; and the defendant shall have no contact with children under 16 years of age. On the second count, Assault and Battery, Mr. Delsoldato was sentenced to 2.5 years in the Hose of Correction, split to serve 18 months with the probation conditions identified above.
On March 2nd, following the indictment on March 1st, Anthony Delsoldato was convicted by plea agreement of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over. The March 2nd conviction by plea agreement requires Mr. Delsoldato to be registered with the Sex Offender Registry Board*.
Following the March 2nd conviction by plea agreement DA Shugrue stated, “The requirement for Anthony Delsoldato to register as a sex offender helps keep our community, especially its most venerable members [children], safe.” DA Shugrue commended the child and the child’s family members for their bravery and participation during the investigation and for sharing victim witness statements.
The Lee Police Department (Officer Pleu) and the State Police Detective Unit State (Troopers Moozi, Wood and DeSantis) served as law enforcement for this case. A forensic interview was completed at Kids’ Place in Pittsfield, MA. Victim Witness Advocate Carmen Guevara supported the child and members of the child’s family throughout the case. Chief of the Child Abuse Unit, Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Ilberg, represented the Commonwealth. Honorable Judge Agostini presided.
*The Sex Offender Registry Board promotes public safety by educating and informing the public to prevent further victimization. We register and classify convicted sex offenders according to their risk of re-offense and the degree of danger they pose.