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BROCKTON – A Whitman man who was found guilty of raping a woman at a house party has been sentenced to time in State Prison, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
On December 3, 2018, after a 5-day trial, a Plymouth County jury deliberated 2 ½ hours before finding Daniel Nash (DOB: 9/4/85) of Whitman, guilty of two counts of Rape, and one count each of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person over 14 and Photographing an Unsuspecting Person in the Nude. Today, Brockton Superior Court Judge Robert Gordon sentenced Nash to serve five to seven years in State Prison, to be followed by 2 ½ years in the House of Correction, suspended for two years. After serving, Nash will be on probation for three years with the conditions that he stay away and have not contact with the victim, that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet, that he register with the state Sex Offender Registry Board and undergo sex offender treatment.
In January, 2014, Nash held a birthday party at his home in Whitman. The female victim arrived at the party and stayed overnight. The following morning, the victim woke up and contacted Whitman Police to report that she had been sexually assaulted by a person at the party, believed to be Nash, and the victim believed there was videotape of the incident.
Whitman Police investigated and interviewed, Nash who admitted to the assault. Nash consented to a search of his cell phone by Whitman Police where a video of the incident was located.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Sprague and was investigated by Whitman Police.