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Marshall County man sentenced for child molesting

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A Walkerton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison today for a felony charge of child molesting.

Police say 56-year-old Charles Barber was having sexual relations with a 14 year old girl that resulted in her pregnancy. In August of last year, a Marshall County police detective along with a caseworker from the Department of Family and Children visited the home of the victim. After questioning, the officials were given a copy of a urine test showing the alleged victim was not pregnant.

An investigation later showed that Barber had supplied the urine for the pregnancy test.  Barber also told the victim to go to a hospital outside of Marshall County and give a false information.  In October of 2012 the victim delivered a full term, still born baby.

Barber was a registered sex offender having been convicted of child molesting in St. Joseph County, IN in 1993 and sexual battery in Tennessee in 2005. 

After that information was discovered, tissue samples were obtained from the still born infant and the alleged victim, and an oral swab was performed on Barber, it was determined that he was the father of the still born infant.

After review of his criminal history, the Marshall County Prosecutor decided that Barber should be classified as a Habitual Offender due to his numerous prior felony convictions beginning when he was 18.  Included in his history were convictions for felony battery, forgery, possession of stolen property, burglary, child molesting, and sexual battery in Tennessee.

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