DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Newton man has been sentenced to a combined 40 years after reaching a plea agreement in a Houston County courtroom.

Michael Barrentine was arrested in Newton by Houston County investigators in October of 2021. He was charged with sexual torture, first-degree sodomy, and first-degree sexual abuse of a female.

Barrentine’s sentence began last week, but he was officially sentenced on Monday. He will serve his time in state prison and also be required to register as a sex offender.