10 Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Michael David Barrett, 40, of Bullhead City, late Wednesday (10/18) morning on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated assault – adult on a minor, felonies.   Investigations began October 4, 2017, when two female victims, ages 8 and 9, came forward stating that Barrett, a neighbor, had molested them and he pricked one of the victims hand with a needle.  Wednesday (10/18) morning, at about 9:00 a.m., detectives served a search warrant at Barrett’s residence in the 1200 block of Powerline Road.  During the investigation, Barrett denied the allegations of touching the children, but he admitted to viewing and downloading sexual images of children. Barrett also admitted to puncturing one of the victims’ wrist with a needle.  Barrett was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  This investigation continues and further charges may be pending.

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