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Old Fort Woman Charged with Sex Crimes

Detective Richard Pittman with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 32-year-old Jessica Annette Barnes of Old Fort with Statutory Sex Offense with a Child Less Than 15 Years of Age and Indecent Liberties with a Child. A Magistrate issued Branes a $300,000 secured bond.

On Sunday, September 18th, Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office took a report of possible sexual abuse of a child. An investigation by Detective Pittman led to the arrest of Barnes later that day.