Barbour Pleads Guilty to Lesser Counts in Exchange for 60-Day Sentence

News   Barbour Pleads Guilty to Lesser Counts in Exchange for 60-Day Sentence
 
James Barbour, the Broadway actor who was recently seen in the world premiere of A Tale of Two Cities, has pleaded guilty to "two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a minor," according to the Associated Press.

James Barbour
James Barbour

The 41-year-old actor — who has appeared on Broadway in Assassins, Urinetown, Jane Eyre, Carousel, Cyrano - The Musical and Beauty and the Beast — had been indicted in 2006 on nine counts of engaging in criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Barbour, AP reports, admitted that he sexually touched a 15-year-old female fan when she visited him backstage following a performance of Jane Eyre in 2001 and when she later visited his apartment on New York's Upper West Side.

Barbour will not have to register as a sex offender because he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The lesser charge, however, was in exchange for a 60-day jail sentence and three years of probation. Sentencing will take place Feb. 29 at Manhattan's State Supreme Court.

Barbour received a Drama League Award for his lead role as Edward Fairfax Rochester in Jane Eyre. He has appeared in such films as "Eight Crazy Nights" and has guest-starred on such television shows as "Sex and the City" and "Ed."

*

On Dec. 6, 2007, Barbour pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing the 15-year-old fan. The woman, who was 20 last year, came forward before the five-year statute of limitations expired.

Today’s Most Popular News:
 X

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!