Miguel Rivera, 49, of Holyoke, Massachusetts accepted a plea bargain in December and was convicted of second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child in a single incident in Enfield, Connecticut on Dec. 10, 2020.
At Wednesday’s sentencing, Lugo cited Rivera’s lack of a previous criminal record and his schizophrenia.
Rivera was twice found incompetent to stand trial, in March and June of last year, court records show. But, after efforts to restore him to competency at the maximum-security Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown, both sides agreed in early September that he was competent.
Rivera is incarcerated at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, which specializes in “care and treatment for adult male offenders with significant mental health issues,” according to its website.