Barbosa sentenced to 10 years

Judge gavel and scale in court. Library with lot of books in background

Yesterday, Judge Vernon Perez sentenced Athen Barbosa to 10 years at the Department of Corrections.

He was convicted of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a First Degree Felony in January 2022 for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old while she was asleep.

Prosecuting Attorney Sean Brown stated, “We are pleased with the sentence handed down by the court. The message is clear: don’t touch children.”

Barbosa must register as a Level I sex offender on the sex offender registry and must serve a three-year parole term following his release from DOC.