Hyrum man sentenced to probation for molesting young girl

Booking photo for Barrett T. Lebow (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 19-year-old Hyrum man has been sentenced probation for sexually abusing a young girl after already serving eight months behind bars. Barrett T. Lebow was originally arrested Dec. 25, 2019.

Lebow was sentenced during a virtual hearing, Monday afternoon in 1st District Court, appearing by web conference. He previously accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, amended to a class A misdemeanor.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed not to ask for more jail time at sentencing.

Lebow molested the victim for several years prior to being arrested. The defendant was an acquaintance of the girl, and later confessed to the sexual abuse to a counselor, who reported it to law enforcement.

During Monday’s sentencing, Lebow said he knew that he had affected the lives of many people. He also accepted the court’s punishment and promised to change his life.

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck sentenced Lebow to eight-months in jail, but gave him credit for the time he had already served. She also ordered him to be on probation for 36-months and complete sex-offender therapy.


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4 Comments

  • AKH October 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm Reply

    8 months of time served and 36 months probation?!?! That’s ludicrous! I know for a fact the victim gets a life sentence! The system once again fails the victim and pampers the perpetrator!

    • LAW October 6, 2020 at 9:30 am Reply

      Totally agree, my daughter was sexually abused by her uncle has a young girl and now 30 years on is still dealing with what happened. What a mockery in the if people and judges think of justice has been served.

  • SDR October 6, 2020 at 2:38 pm Reply

    Do you know all the facts? I can’t say that what he did is anything other than reprehensible but there is always more information to be seen. You don’t know everything here, even the news media doesn’t know everything. Don’t make some dumbass 19-year-old kid a monster because for all you know it was just an underage gf and spiteful parents.

    • AKH October 7, 2020 at 2:27 pm Reply

      I don’t care about the circumstances. The only thing I care about is the victims. I’m sorry, but unless you’ve lived it, you have no understanding of how badly the systems fails victims.

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