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News Flash • Quakertown Rapist Sentenced to Up to 47 Years in Prison

A Bucks County judge sentenced a 60-year-old man to 18.5 to 47 years in state prison for repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting two girls at a Quakertown home.

Matias J. Martinez Morales, a former Quakertown resident, was convicted in late January by a Bucks County jury of one count each of forcible rape, rape of a child, forcible sexual assault and terroristic threats, and two counts each of unlawful contact with a minor , indecent assault on a person under 13 years of age and corruption of minors.

Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley imposed the state prison sentence on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, and also sentenced Martinez Morales to five years of probation. Finley also ordered Martinez Morales to have no contact with the victims.

The Pennsylvania Sex Offender Evaluation Commission determined that Martinez Morales did not meet the criteria to be considered a sexually violent predator, but he must still register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.