Michael Brochu sentenced to 41 years

A 53-year-old man was sentenced to 41 years in prison Friday for sexually abusing a boy in Bowie.

A judge sentenced Michael Brochu after he was convicted in June of multiple sex offenses, including second degree sex offense and one count sexual abuse of a minor.

“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,” says Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.

Brochu was accused of molesting several boys in 2011, including an 11-year-old at a neighborhood pool.