Former South Bend Police officer pleads guilty in child seduction case

Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 1:25 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A former South Bend Police officer has pled guilty to a charge of child seduction stemming from an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

Court documents say Timothy Barber, 37, of Elkhart had sexual relations with the victim and repeatedly showed up to her job and exposed himself.

Barber entered a guilty plea as part of a plea agreement at a hearing on Wednesday. The plea agreement caps any executed sentence at four years, and the remaining charges will be dismissed at sentencing.

This agreement was reached after consulting with the victim and her family and dispenses with the need for the victim to testify.

Barber is set for sentencing on Aug. 30.

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