Rowan County man wanted in child sex assault case arrested in China Grove

Rowan County man wanted in child sex assault case arrested in China Grove
37-year-old James Barnes is wanted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, indecent liberties with a minor, second degree kidnapping, statutory sex offense and statutory rape. (Source: Davenport, Mark)

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Authorities have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a child under the age of 15-years-old in Rowan County.

Arrest warrants were issued for 37-year-old James Wesley Barnes Monday afternoon and he was located at a residence in China Grove shortly after.

Barnes has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, indecent liberties with a minor, second degree kidnapping, statutory sex offense and statutory rape.

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? 37-year-old James Wesley Barnes is wanted in connection to a child sex assault case out of Rowan County. Police say Barnes, now on Rowan Co's Most Wanted List, may be in South Carolina.

Posted by WBTV News on Monday, March 25, 2019

Barnes is currently being held at the Rowan County Detention Center.

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