Bowie resident Michael Brochu, 53, was sentenced to 41 years in prison on Friday following his June conviction of multiple sex offenses for abusing a young boy, according to the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office.
“This sentence has removed a dangerous pedophile from our community and I hope that it will help bring closure to the victim and his family and to everyone living in Mr. Brochu’s neighborhood who has been negatively impacted by his horrible crimes,” State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement.
Brochu was indicted in 2012 after a young boy accused him of multiple accounts of abuse in Brochu’s home and at a community pool. During the trial, the victim provided detailed accounts of the abuse, according to a statement. The victim’s mother also testified that she considered Brochu a “trusted adult” and that her son had played at Brochu’s home with his grandson on multiple occasions.
Calling him a “predatory pedophile” a judge sentenced Brochu 21 for a child abuse count, 20 years for a second degree sex offense and 10 years years suspended for the count of unnatural and perverted practices, according to a release.Brochu was convicted of a similar offenses in 1982 and received probation. He still has two cases pending for abuse of Bowie area children that will be heard in October and November of 2013.