Feds arrest alleged Norfolk child sexual predator in California

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 6:40 PM

NORFOLK -- A man wanted by police in Norfolk on multiple counts related to sexual attacks on a child under 13 has been arrested in California. 

U.S. Marshals picked up Richard "Andy" Barnett in Long Beach after what authorities are calling an "exhaustive investigation."

Barnett is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child, animate object sexual penetration of a child and aggravated sexual battery of a victim under 13. The alleged crimes took place in Norfolk between 2008 and 2010.

Barnett is currently being held in the Long Beach Regional Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Virginia.

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