White Plains man to serve 10 years for raping girl, 9

A 33-year-old White Plains man was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for sexually molesting a young female relative for more than four years, beginning when she was 9.

Bernabe Rodriguez (left), of 256 S. Lexington Ave., also must serve 15 years of post-release supervision and register as a sex offender after finishing his prison term.

Westchester County prosecutors said Rodriguez “repeatedly sexually abused” and raped the girl between Sept. 21, 2005, and Nov. 23, 2009, including in the presence of three other children. The girl told her mother of the abuse, and when the mother called White Plains police, Rodriguez surrendered and confessed.

He pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony. He is under court orders no have no contact whatsoever with the girl or her family until 2043.