Pine County, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Pine County Sheriff's Office says 52–year–old Victor Barnard, originally of Pine County, has been formally charged with 59 felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct involving two young females.
The sheriff's office says the investigation took place while Barnard was ministering to a religious group in Northern Pine County. On Friday the Pine County Attorney's Office issued a criminal complaint for Barnard explaining all the charges which were a result of a multi–year investigation.
A nationwide warrant for the arrest of Barnard was put into effect on Friday. Barnard's last known location is believed to be in the Spokane, WA, area.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Victor Barnard, you are asked to call the Pine County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (320) 629–8342 and ask to speak with Chief Deputy Blackwell regarding Barnard.