Sex offender convicted of raping, beating woman in 2014

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Brockton man already on the state’s sex offender registry has been convicted of raping and beating a woman with a baseball bat in 2014.

Anthony Bunton was convicted by a jury Wednesday of aggravated rape, assault to murder and other charges.

Authorities say the 53-year-old Bunton assaulted the 24-year-old victim behind a building and struck her repeatedly in the back of the head with a baseball bat. She required 400 stitches.

The victim identified Bunton while hospitalized and he was arrested days later.

Bunton was a Level 3 sex offender at the time of his arrest because of a rape and kidnapping conviction in 1987. He also has an indecent assault and battery conviction on his record dating to 1982.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 28.

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