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Contacted by email, Mr. Belter’s lawyer, Barry Covert, declined to comment. At the sentencing, he said his client was “tremendously remorseful,” according to WKBW.

Mr. Belter sought to communicate a sense of remorse to his victims at the sentencing, WKBW reported, saying that “through treatment and reflection, I’ve come to feel deep shame and regret for my actions” and that “none of you deserved to be in this situation.”

Peter M. Wydysh, an assistant district attorney, did not make a sentencing recommendation in court and declined to comment on Judge Murphy’s sentence, according to The Buffalo News. The district attorney’s office did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

The attacks on M.M. and the three other girls — two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old — occurred at Mr. Belter’s home over an 18-month period starting in February 2017, according to court documents. At the time, he was a student at Canisius High School in Buffalo, where he played rugby.

The house, which news reports describe as being in a wealthy section of Lewiston, N.Y., a small town about 15 minutes from Niagara Falls, was popular among those in Mr. Belter’s circle because of the loose rules governing what they could do there.

When Mr. Belter was arrested, the authorities also charged his mother, Tricia Vacanti, with supplying alcohol and marijuana to teenagers at parties at the house on various occasions. Her husband, Gary Sullo, and a friend, Jessica Long, were also charged with serving minors there alcohol. All three have pleaded not guilty, The News reported.

Mr. Wydysh said in court on Tuesday that it was “not a party house case,” The News reported. “It was a house of sexual assault,” he said.

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