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Brooklyn juvenile center aide convicted of raping teenage girl in his care

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Barry Proctor, 47, was convicted of raping a teenage girl. (NYS Justice Center)

Barry Proctor, 47, was convicted of raping a teenage girl. (NYS Justice Center)

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A Bronx man has been convicted of raping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl at the juvenile facility where he worked.

Barry Proctor, 47, was found guilty after a jury trial at Kings County Supreme Court Wednesday on two counts of rape; six counts of criminal sex act; six counts of sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

The charges stem from four separate incidents when he abused a teenage girl in his care at the Ella McQueen Reception Center for Boys and Girls in Bedford-Stuyvesant.  Proctor worked as a youth division aide at the center.

The facility serves as a reception center for adjudicated delinquents between the ages of 13 and 18, according to their website.  The teens spend 14 days at the facility before they are placed in an Office of Children and Family Services residential facility.

“This victim, already traumatized by violence in her life, was entrusted to the state’s care. In that setting, this defendant targeted her and abused her repeatedly for his own sexual gratification,” said Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning. “This young girl’s bravery in coming forward and testifying was extraordinary and made the case possible.”

According to the New York State Justice Center, Proctor targeted the underage girl for several weeks in 2014. He then raped and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions.

Proctor was initially charged with the abuse of two other girls, but was acquitted on those charges.

He will return to court on Nov. 9 for sentencing. He faces up to 16 years in prison.