A 32-year-old Norton man who raped a pre-teen child on numerous occasions in 2012 and 2013 pleaded guilty to a litany of indictments on Tuesday and was sentenced to serve 10 to 15 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Timothy Barker pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with two counts of rape of a child with force, and one count each of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, assault to rape a child, intimidation of a witness, displaying obscene matter to a minor and posing a child in the nude.
The defendant was 23 years old and the victim was under 10 years old at the time of the assaults.
The victim disclosed the sexual assaults six years after they occurred.
The defendant worked with the victim’s father and rented a room from the family. While in the home, the defendant forced the child into numerous sex acts in 2012 and 2013. He also showed the victim pornography and took photos of the victim performing a sex act.
The victim was present in the courtroom during the defendant’s sentencing on Tuesday and read a victim impact statement to the judge.
The case was prosecuted by Second Assistant District Attorney Silvia Rudman and Assistant District Attorney Matthew Friedel.
“The defendant took advantage of his access to an eight-year-old child to commit repeated sexual assaults against the young victim who trusted him. The defendant engaged in persistent and very offensive sexual crimes against an innocent victim who should have been enjoying childhood,” District Attorney Quinn said. “I commend the victim for coming forward and persevering through this extremely difficult ordeal. I pray that the victim can move forward in life.”
In addition to the state prison term, Judge Raffi Yessayan also placed the defendant on supervised probation for an additional seven years.
Special Conditions of his probation will include:
a) The defendant shall attend sex offender treatment at his own expense as directed by the Probation Officer and as ordered by the court, at a program approved by the Probation Department, and shall remain in treatment unless and until professionally discharged by the approved sex offender therapist;
b) The Defendant shall participate in testing in the form of polygraphs or any other methodology approved by the Court in order to measure compliance with the conditions of supervision and treatment;
c) The Defendant shall provide the Probation Department with signed releases as to any therapy/treatment he attends throughout the term of Probation;
d) The defendant shall not reside in a household with minor children (including his own);
e) The defendant shall have no unsupervised contact with minor children.
f) The defendant shall have no supervised contact with minor children unless and until the supervisor has been approved in advance by the Probation Officer and informed by Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found guilty.
g) The defendant shall not be employed in a job that puts him into contact with minor children on a regular basis and all employment must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
h) The defendant shall not perform volunteer activities that put him into contact with children on a regular basis and all volunteer activities must be approved in advance by the Probation Officer.
i) The defendant shall not date any parent of a minor child without permission from the Probation Officer and, if permission is granted, said individual must be informed by the Probation Officer of the offense for which the defendant is on probation and of any other sexual offense for which the defendant has been found guilty.
j) The defendant shall comply with his legal obligations to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board.
k) The defendant shall be subject to GPS monitoring for the entirety of his probation sentence with exclusion zones as to the victims when they are in Massachusetts, and agrees that the exclusion zones for GPS may be altered as deemed appropriate by probation.
l) The defendant shall have no contact, directly or indirectly with the victim or the victim’s family (commencing immediately).