HAVANA TIMES — Famous Cuban painter and sculptor Agustin Bejarano accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced this week in Maimi to 3 ½ years in prison and 10 years probation for molesting a 5-year-old boy.
In exchange for entering a guilty plea, Bejarano was given a sentence of three and a half years plus ten years probation, noted CBS4 news. However, he was given credit for the 18 months he’s been in jail, so he will serve two more years in prison. After his release the court will decide if he should be deported to Cuba.
The news report added that if the case had gone to trial and a guilty verdict delivered, Bejarano could have received a life sentence.
Bejarano is known as one of Cuba’s stellar artists and his paintings have been exhibited in many countries including the US, Switzerland, Mexico and Canada.
See this previous HT post about Bejarano’s arrest.