Athens Man Arrested In NY, Charged With Rape of 15-year-old


Nicholas P. Barner (Photo: Athens Police Dept.)

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police arrested Nicholas P. Barner, 30,  yesterday on a warrant for second degree rape.

In May, the Limestone County Department of Human Resources investigated claims Barner had a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.  Police got involved with the case and charged Barner with rape.

Police caught him in Auburn, New York and brought him back to Alabama.  He is currently being held in the Limestone County Jail.


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