Thursday, October 20, 2016
UPDATE::Prison for MN sect leader Victor Barnard in girls' sex assaults
The leader of an isolated religious sect in Minnesota pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting two teenage girls who were members of his community.
As part of the plea deal, Victor Barnard, 55, agreed to serve 30 years in prison.
Barnard was the longtime leader of the River Road Fellowship near Finlayson, about 90 miles north of Minneapolis.
Prison for MN sect leader Victor Barnard in girls' sex assaults