“This was abuse of your position of power,” U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway said at his sentencing hearing Monday, adding that he exchanged dozens of text messages with the woman.
She also sentenced him to a year of supervised release, including five months of home confinement. She said she gave him less time behind bars than the 10 months a federal prosecutor asked for because LaBarre owes child support and has five children, Mollway said.
“Your mother and the mothers of your children are bearing considerable sacrifice while you remain unemployed,” Mollway said as his crying wife and mother watched from the courtroom gallery.
The lanky LaBarre, who played volleyball for the University of Hawaii, said he is embarrassed by his poor decision. “It’s been a roller coaster ride,” he said.
He said he’s apologized to his family, the department, the volleyball team and the state of Hawaii.
LaBarre graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2006 and served as a volunteer coach for the men’s volleyball team from 2012-2014, according to the university.