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Cedar Rapids man accused of enticing 15-year-old girl for sex

Brian Barnes
Brian Barnes

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man used social media to entice a 15-year-old girl for sex, police say.

Brian A. Barnes, 30, engaged in a sex act with the teen after sending the social media messages, even though he knew she was younger than 16, according to a Linn County criminal complaint. Investigators say Barnes admitted to the sex act, which allegedly happened at an apartment in Cedar Rapids.

Barnes has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony, and enticing a minor, a Class D felony. He is being held at the Linn County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

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