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Austin man sentenced to supervised probation on criminal sexual conduct charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who submitted an Alford Plea in July in a case where he had sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl over the previous four years has been sentenced to a lengthy supervised probation term in Mower County District Court.

44-year old Andres Subia Barrera Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 25 years of supervised probation for a felony charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, victim under 13 and actor more than 36 months older.  He received a concurrent sentence of 25 years of probation for another charge of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct, victim under 13, actor more than 36 months older.

Barrera received credit for 966 days served.  As part of the plea agreement, two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 13, two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child 13-15 years of age-position of authority, four counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 16-significant relationship, two felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct-significant relationship-victim under 16 years and four felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct-significant relationship-victim under 16-multiple acts were dismissed.  

Barrera was tried for his crimes in November 2018 and June 2019.  Mower County Attorney Kristen Nelsen stated that both trials resulted in a hung jury, meaning neither jury was able to reach a unanimous decision.

Barrera must follow 32 conditions while on probation, including attending a sex offender program and no possession of pornographic materials, and pay $10,585 in fines and fees. Failure to follow the conditions could result in a prison sentence of up to 103 months. 


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