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Interim Report of the Newport County Grand Jury (Reported March 9, 2018)

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Ian Barnes (age 23) No permanent address N1-2018-0092A

The Newport County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Ian Barnes with one count of first degree child molestation. It is alleged that on or about July 6, 2017, Barnes molested a girl 14 years of age or under, with the molestation being in the first degree.

The alleged incident took place in Newport and the Newport Police conducted the investigation. Barnes, who is currently being held for want of bail, is scheduled to be arraigned in Newport County Superior Court on March 21, 2018.

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