BROOKLYN — A youth aide worker was sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl in the Brooklyn center where he worked, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Barry Proctor, 48, of the Bronx, was employed by the Ella McQueen Reception Center for Boys and Girls in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 2014 when he sexually assaulted the teen under his care, officials said.
The site, operated by the state’s Office of Children and Family Services, serves as an intake facility for juvenile delinquents and offenders, according to the agency’s website.
Proctor targeted the girl over the course of several weeks, during which he raped the teen and had her perform oral sex on him in four separate incidents, according to prosecutors at the New York State Justice Center for Protection of People with Special Needs.
In September, he was convicted on charges of third-degree rape and criminal sexual act.
“This public servant abused his authority, raped and repeatedly sodomized a teenager. Such unconscionable acts warrant significant punishment,” Special Prosecutor Patricia Gunning said in a statement.
“Justice was surely served for the victim who bravely faced the defendant in court during harrowing testimony.”
He will be required to register as a sex offender following his release from prison, officials said.
Attorney information for Proctor was not immediately available.