McHenry man charged with sexual abuse of a child

By Christopher Hacker
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 2/1/2018 8:36 PM

A McHenry man has been charged with multiple felony counts after he was arrested on charges of sexually abusing a child.

James J. Barnard, of the 1800 block of Kerry Lane, was charged with three felony counts of sexual abuse of a victim younger than 13 and three counts of misdemeanor domestic battery, according to a complaint filed in the McHenry County court. The assaults reportedly happened on Nov. 1 and 28. If convicted, Barnard could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

After first appearing in court Wednesday, Barnard is due in court for a preliminary hearing in the McHenry County court on Feb. 26.

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