Detectives thwart Spencer man’s child molest, solicitation attempt

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Mug shot of Barney Sipes

4 Fast Facts

  • Detectives arrested Barney Sipes, 44, of Spencer.
  • He was arrested at the Patriot Inn.
  • Sipes is charged with child molest and solicitation.
  • Anyone with info regarding crimes against children is asked to call ISP at (812) 332-4411.

OWEN COUNTY, Ind. (April 12, 2016) – Detectives from the Owen County Sheriff’s Department, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and the Indiana State Police arrested Barney C. Sipes, 44, of Spencer yesterday morning at the Patriot Inn.

Sipes faces charges of attempted child molest and solicitation.

Anyone with any information regarding crimes against children is encouraged to call the Indiana State Police at the Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411.

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