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Missoula man accused of repeatedly raping a 14-year old girl

David Wayne Barnes
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Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 20:58:55-05

MISSOULA — David Wayne Barnes of Missoula has been charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old Missoula girl repeatedly over a span of several months.

Barnes is charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent and one count of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16; both are felonies.

Prosecutors say Barnes raped the girl numerous times each week between July of 2019 and November of 2019, and again in January of 2020.

The victim, Jane Doe, told a nurse her family would travel with Barnes in a motorhome through several western states during the time of the alleged sex abuse.

The girl told the nurse that while on the trip, Barnes and her parents would buy, sell, and use drugs.

On their way back to Montana, Barnes allegedly parked in an alleyway in Spokane where he continued to rape her.

Prosecutors say Doe was reported missing in Montana for several days but was eventually found by the Spokane Police Department with Barnes in his motorhome in November of 2019.

Doe was later returned to her parents in Montana and has since been removed from their custody, according to court documents.

Charging documents dated December 10, 2020, requested a warrant for Barnes' arrest. Barnes, 44 years old, was booked into the Missoula County Detention Center on January 22.