A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Marcos Colono of Cambridge to up to 60 years in prison for raping two women in their Allston apartment in 2008 after first breaking in with a knife and binding them with extension cords.
However, that sentence won't start until after Colono, now 36, finishes a Middlesex County sentence for another double rape, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
"This defendant will never walk a step or take a breath in freedom again,” DA Dan Conley said in a statement. "He has the rest of his life to contemplate the vicious and cowardly nature of his crimes. This doesn’t undo the damage he caused his victims or their families, but I hope each of them can in time find some peace in knowing that their strength and courage led directly to this result. They have made our streets safer for others."
Both of his victims gave statements. One said:
I lost out on opportunities because I was too scared to move forward. Ultimately, Marcos Colono caused me to lose my career-driven motivation, and altered my perception on intimacy for years to come. He destroyed everything, but I refuse to allow that to be the ending to my story. I have come this far, 6 years later, to put this terrible creature behind bars.