Judge Orders Registered Sex Offender To Prison

By: Gina Esposito Email
By: Gina Esposito Email
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FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. A registered sex offender was sentenced to six years to life in prison.

A Fremont County judge made that decision Wednesday for Barry Burrous. He's the man that was seen driving slowly outside of McKinley Elementary School in Canon City earlier this year.

Investigators said Burrous was waiting outside the school, watching the children and quote, "waiting for the right one."

Burrous was arrested shortly after he was spotted at the school for violating his probation. Since then, he has been held at the Fremont County jail.

The judge said Burrous can use credit from previous jail and prison time towards his new six-years-to-life sentence. Burrous already served 118 days in jail. Prior to that, he served two years in prison and one year in jail from a previous 2010 conviction. He got out last April 2013.

When Burrous was convicted in 2010, he was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison, but there was some kind of mistake that happened during his trial. Burrous was able to appeal his case and his sentence was reduced to probation for 10 years to life.

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