Theresa Man Sentenced To 32 Years In Prison For Assaulting Minor

(Theresa) A Theresa man was sentenced to 32-and-a-half years in prison Monday for having inappropriate contact with a minor. In June, Anthony Barron entered a no contest plea to a felony charge of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child. Barron turned himself over to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in December of 2019. The 36-year-old told authorities that he assaulted the teenage victim in Dodge and Washington counties. Barron said (quote) “I’m going to be under arrest. I did something horrible” but also that he “[doesn’t] remember much of it.” When authorities spoke with the victim, she said that the assaults took place once or twice a week for a period of approximately three months. At sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Yolanda Tienstra said the defendant violated the trust this victim should have been able to place in him. She said the gravity of these crimes is off the charts. Barron was also placed on extended supervision for 24 years.