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Onslow Step-Grandfather Charged With Sex Crimes Against Relative

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A step-grandfather is in jail under more than one million dollars bond for multiple sex offenses involving a relative.

Donald Wesley Barton, age 58, was arrested Friday at his home in Stella in Onslow County and charged with sex crimes involving a female relative, age 12.

Barton has been charged with multiple offenses including statutory rape, statutory sex offense, incest, indecent liberties and crimes against nature.

Investigators say the incidents began when the child was only four.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, Donald W. Barton, age 58, has a criminal history dating back to 1985. Convictions include assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats and two DWIs.


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