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December 11, 2018: Former School Janitor Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Students

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A former janitor at a City of Industry middle school was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison for inappropriately touching 10 girls at the campus, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Michael Anthony Barry, 60, of La Puente pleaded no contest on Nov. 8 to five felony counts of lewd act upon a child, five misdemeanor counts of child molesting and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Deputy District Attorney Babette Huley said Barry sexually abused the victims at Torch Middle School between August 2016 and May 2017. One victim was molested from August 2014 to June 2015. The girls ranged in age from 10 to 12 years old, the prosecutor said.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Industry Station.