WATERVILLE – The Waterville man who broke into his neighbor’s home and raped her will spend 27 years behind bars.
Mark Halle, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault, burglary and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.
The incident happened in February of 2016. Police said Halle sexually abused the 73 year old woman for hours.
In court today the victim decided to speak and identify herself.
Linda Alderson told the court she is now helping other victims of sexual assault and that she forgives Mark Halle for what he did, adding she wants him to know that what he did does not define her.
Halle will have ten years of supervised release after serving his 27 year sentence.