Charges filed against man accused of molesting family member for years

Charges filed against man accused of molesting family member for years
James Barrient (Source: Clark County Sheriff's Office)
James Barrient (Source: Clark County Sheriff's Office)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Charges have been filed against the Borden, Indiana man accused of molesting a juvenile female relative and taking photos of it for more than a decade.

James Barrient, 72, was arrested after the victim came forward and reported the alleged abuse to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Police said the victim was molested from the age of six until she was 17. Photographs found at two homes in Borden showed the victim naked in sexual poses or having sex with Barrient, according to Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel.

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Barrient is now charged with two counts of child molestation and two counts of possession of child pornography. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said these charges are the first of many that Barrient will likely face in the case.

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