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Bowie man convicted of sexual abuse of a boy in his neighborhood

A Prince George’s County jury on Monday convicted a Bowie man of sex crimes against an elementary school-age neighbor.

The trial was the first of three scheduled for Michael Brochu, 52. He faces 28 remaining charges involving two more alleged victims.

Some of the charges involve alleged assaults at a community pool in Prince George’s largest city.

In the case that ended Monday, Brochu was convicted of 3 of 30 charges including a second-degree sex offense. He was ordered held without bail pending sentencing in August. He faces a maximum of 18 years in prison.

Aaron Davis covers D.C. government and politics for The Post and wants to hear your story about how D.C. works — or how it doesn’t.


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