Paedophile jailed after he claimed that he only molested his 13 yr-old victim ‘to teach her how to say no’ – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
July 21, 2018

Paedophile jailed after he claimed that he only molested his 13 yr-old victim ‘to teach her how to say no’

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A sick paedophile who molested an innocent 13 year old girl is facing up to 20 years behind bars after a jury of his peers refused to believe his sickening defence.

The man who was found guilty this week, Frederick Bruce Barfield, aged 42, will spend the best part of two decades behind bars after a jury only took one day to find him guilty after he was charged with second degree sexual assault on a minor.

According to The Hot Springs Gazzete, Barfield, who missed a number of trial dates due to ongoing psychiatric treatment and other court hearings, was found guilty after he molested the girl back in November 2014.

Although Barfield repeatedly denied claims of sexual assault, the 42 year old was arrested after his victim informed police of what he had done.

imageImage Source: Garland County Sheriff’s Office
Image Source: Garland County Sheriff’s Office

Barfield who will be sentenced on August 7, was arrested after the girl informed police that he had pinned her down and put his hand down her top and touched her breasts.

During the follow up investigation Barfield claimed that he only molested in order to teach her a lesson and therefore she would know what it’s like to have to say no

However following a 30 minute deliberation during his one day hearing a jury found him guilty after they failed to believe his defence upon hearing testimony from the victim and her mother.

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