Prosecutors Reveal Disturbing Details About Abuse Charges Against Guntersville Soccer Coach


David Jacobs Barrow (Photo: Madison County Jail)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday afternoon, prosecutors revealed disturbing information about the charges against the Guntersville High School Girls’ Soccer Coach accused of Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking.

David Barrow was arrested on May 9, shortly after coaching the Guntersville High School girls’ varsity team at the State soccer semifinals in John Hunt Park.

Barrow faces three counts of sexual abuse 1st degree and one count of human trafficking 1st degree, according to jail records obtained by WHNT. Kristian Griffin was also arrested in connection to this case, and is facing charges for conspiracy to commit sexual abuse of a child less than 12.

***Editor’s note: the following information could be disturbing to some

New details released Wednesday reveal Barrow is accused of having a girl under the age of 12 brought to his house, making nude pictures of her, and touching her chest and genitals with his hands.

The complaint also says Barrow “knowingly, obtain, recruit, entice, solicit, induce, threaten, isolate, harbor, hold, restrain, transport, provide or maintain [one and/or two girls] for the purpose of causing them to engage in sexual servitude.”

Barrow is accused of paying to have the two girls brought to his residence for the purpose of filming them and sexually abusing them.

The Guntersville City School Board has suspended David Barrow from his coaching position, pending outcome of his charges.

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