His childhood was a nightmare — and he had to face his monsters one last time.The victim watched in Brockton Superior Court Monday as his aunt and uncle pleaded guilty to repeatedly assaulting him over the course of nine years, beginning when he was 7 years old.

The uncle, David Oaks, 41, dropped his head as he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of rape of a child with force, six counts of aggravated rape, two counts of intimidation of a witness, one count of assault with intent to rape, and seven counts of indecent assault and battery of someone under 14.The aunt, Kathy Oaks, 36, pleaded guilty to three counts of rape of a child, four counts of aggravated rape, one count of assault with intent to rape, and two counts of reckless endangerment of a child.The details of the case, and the resilience of the victim, now 23 years old, brought Plymouth Superior Court Judge Carol Ball to tears.

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