Court Documents Reveal New Allegations Against Guntersville Soccer Coach

David Jacobs Barrow (Photo: Madison County Jail)

David Jacobs Barrow (Photo: Madison County Jail)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Court documents reveal new allegations against Guntersville High School volunteer soccer coach David Barrow.

A district criminal complaint against co-defendant Kristian Griffin was released Thursday morning.  It states there was intent to transport the victim, who was under the age of 12, to Barrow’s home.  It goes on to say Griffin intended to allow Barrow to take nude photographs of the child and have sexual contact with the victim.

David Jacobs Barrow was arrested Friday after coaching his girls varsity team at the State soccer semifinals at John Hunt Park.

Barrow is charged with human trafficking and sexual abuse.  Griffin is charged with conspiracy to commit sexual abuse of a child less than 12.

Barrow was released on bond Monday afternoon.  Griffin remains in the Madison County Metro Jail.

Barrow has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 19.  No court date has been set for Griffin at this time.

23 comments

  • jeff massey

    Yep, there’s your outstanding citizen right there. So many of you screaming in his defense and the allegations keep mounting. How many of you want to reply to this comment about how you knew him for forty years and know for a fact that he wouldn’t have done something like that.

    • DAVID LILES

      HE DID NOT DO THIS! HE IS BEING SET UP. ANYONE WHO THINKS DIFFERENT IS IGNORANT OF THIS MAN’S CHARACTER.

      • Tyler Jacobs

        I bet they said the same thing about this soccer coach in New York, or maybe the hero FDNY fire fighter/paramedic who just so happened to be working 9/11/01 rescuing victims from the trade towers. Or the jewish rabbi, or the police officer arrested for it just this week in New York. Just because you think someone couldn’t commit a horrendous crime, doesn’t mean they can’t.

        http://abcnews.go.com/US/police-officers-youth-coaches-involved-child-porn-investigation/story?id=23807789

        As far as the big “set up” I find it hard to believe that someone would be so angry about being fired that she would deliberately mark herself for the rest of her life as being an accessory to a sex crime of a child just to get revenge.

        I guess it’s a good thing we live in a country where you have rights, and are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law, by a jury of your peers. I guess we will just have to wait for the trial and see what happens.

  • Cecil Jacobs

    Before you go playing judge and jury, what if, and I am saying what if, she is setting this man up? What if she worked for the man and was fired and became extremely bitter. What if she took the pictures of the kids herself, created an internet account in his name and on his computer, and put the pictures out there herself? I have not known him for forty years, but I do know that he has had multiple opportunities to do something like this over the past fifteen years working with countless young girls, and the people of Guntersville, especially the girls’ soccer parents, would have not accepted this kind of behavior if he were the “type.” I will keep defending him until I hear him say, “I am sorry for committing these crimes for which I am accused.” Until then, let the process play itself out, and if you are without sin yourself, be the first to cast the first stone.

    • Big Dog

      We all have sin Cecil. But pedophiles are more than sinners. They are sickos. That analogy was so wrong. Matter of fact, it almost makes me wonder about you.

    • Sherry Grant

      I agree with him being set up! I had a boat at Alred Marina for along time and he was a stand up guy. I can not even believe he could be involved with any of this.He always took up for all of the girls there. I find this whole thing very fishey! Why has other girls not stepped up if he was one who abused children. Until I see a lot more, I will not believe this.

  • Tyler

    I wish they would change the headlines on these articles. He was not THE Guntersville soccer coach. He was just an assistant. I hate to see our great city dragged down with this creep

  • CB

    Focus!! Our concern and prayers should go out to the innocent children who have been violated, not “ifs and buts and all of that non-sense…and yes, I agree the headline should be changed.

  • Cecil Jacobs

    Jeff, it may be a lot of “what ifs,” but so far, there has not been any evidence other than what she has said or done. As for the frogs having wings, well they would not bump their butt when they hopped.

  • JB

    I agree Jeff… And the focus should have been on the children in the first place instead of every one defending him. And If I hear the story she set him up one more time I will scream. REALLY??????? I dont think she would set her own self up to go down with him…

  • EG

    It would be more like bringing him down with her and trying to lessen her charges by putting the blame on him, not necessarily setting herself up.

    • JB

      Sounds tlike they both need to get their heads straight. But regardless she is still in trouble and so is he.

  • JB

    He mat gave been a good guy and pillar to the community.. If you ever read up on this kind of thing you will know that most people who commit these crimes GROOM the children first. And Im sure he wouldnt commit the crime in the home town where he lives especially with so many defending him. I will keep my mouth shut and let the story continue to unfold. Maybe this will be an eye opener to those of you who think a man who has been so good with kids for years would never do a thing like this. It happens everyday. People need to feel sorry for this poor child who has been victimized by two grown adults that know better. Did it ever occur to you Cecil that this child will have to live with this the rest of his or her life regardless of what sentence he and Ms. Griffin are charged? I know she worked for him but good grief she wouldnt have to take him down with her when she went to jail over being upset because she was fired. But the truth always comes out and this could be GODS wake up to all of the community.

  • Wanda

    LETS JUST PRAY THAT THE CHILDREN INVOLVED IN ALL THIS CAN COME OUT OF IT AND NOT BE SCARRED FOR LIFE. IF THESE 2 ADULTS ARE GUILTY THEN THEY WILL BE PUNISHED BUT FOR NOW WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN.

  • soldier

    i’m quite sure the fbi and top law officials have more evidence to prove there case or else they would not be dragging these children through this not to mention the countless others who feel the need to get on here to either accuse or defend. everybody hurts when children are involved. i’m disgusted at it all and the truth will come out because the truth is known. i don’t think this girl had the brains to pull off an elaborate set up such as this. the wolf comes dressed in sheeps clothes.and we are all sinners and thy judgement day cometh and that right soon.

  • DT

    Amen Soldier!!! Let us ALL pray that the truth will out & pray for these children who will soon be adults themselves.

  • Jeanne

    When things like this happen people who thought they knew the perpetrator well are always shocked. Perverts plan these things and are often found where they have easy access to intended victims. Some incidents are famous, like the Penn State incident. Others, like the one I’m familiar with, was a youth minister at a large church where I used to live who had a “thing” for preadolesant girls. He actually was the father of three girls of his own. His own wife claimed to have been surprised and horrified. Barrow will have his day in court and we shall see. We should be aware that there are many, many outwardly stand up guys that have secrets.

  • Chelle

    kristian is a junkie. she was fired from mikes merchandise because she over dosed at work. we or most of us totally know what junkies are capable of.David i have nothing bad to say.He was good to me the whole time i worked there.

  • Tyler Jacobs

    I bet they said the same thing about this soccer coach in New York, or maybe the hero FDNY fire fighter/paramedic who just so happened to be working 9/11/01 rescuing victims from the trade towers. Or the jewish rabbi, or the police officer arrested for it just this week in New York. Just because you think someone couldn’t commit a horrendous crime, doesn’t mean they can’t.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/police-officers-youth-coaches-involved-child-porn-investigation/story?id=23807789

    As far as the big “set up” I find it hard to believe that someone would be so angry about being fired that she would deliberately mark herself for the rest of her life as being an accessory to a sex crime of a child just to get revenge.

    I guess it’s a good thing we live in a country where you have rights, and are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law, by a jury of your peers. I guess we will just have to wait for the trial and see what happens.

  • David London

    I bet they said the same thing about this soccer coach in New York, or maybe the hero FDNY fire fighter/paramedic who just so happened to be working 9/11/01 rescuing victims from the trade towers. Or the jewish rabbi, or the police officer arrested for it just this week in New York. Just because you think someone couldn’t commit a horrendous crime, doesn’t mean they can’t.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/police-officers-youth-coaches-involved-child-porn-investigation/story?id=23807789

    As far as the big “set up” I find it hard to believe that someone would be so angry about being fired that she would deliberately mark herself for the rest of her life as being an accessory to a sex crime of a child just to get revenge.

    I guess it’s a good thing we live in a country where you have rights, and are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law, by a jury of your peers. I guess we will just have to wait for the trial and see what happens.

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