Monday, November 9, 2009

Monterey Woman Charged With Rape

A December 14th court date has been set for a Putnam County woman, accused of having sex with a minor and of sending nude photos of herself to the boy’s cell phone. 40-year-old Sherry D. Barnes of Monterey was charged with statutory rape and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor in warrants taken out by Putnam County Sheriff’s Investigator Jimmy Patterson. Patterson says he began his investigation after the 17-year-old boy, who was on probation out of Juvenile Court, began skipping school. According to the warrants, Barnes allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with the boy at her house in September of this year. The warrants also allege that she sent nude images of herself to the teenager's cell phone in the month of August. Barnes was arrested on the warrants last Friday, and bond was set at $5,000 for each offense. One of the bond conditions is that she have no contact with the alleged victim in the case..