Raleigh County Man Facing 5 Counts Of Sexual Abuse Charges


CRAB ORCHARD, WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County man was arrested for 5 counts of sexual abuse, after having sex with a 14-year-old, 20 times.

According to court documents, on July 26th, 2018, the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations made by a witness who was aware that a man was having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

During interviews, the victim admitted she had sex with an adult male, Roy Lee Barnes III, 19 years old, approximately 20 times since May of 2018.

Barnes is facing 5 counts of 3rd degree sexual abuse charges.

Barnes is currently in the Southern Regional Jail under a 50,000 dollar bond.

Tyler Barker

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