Appeals Court: Sentence Must Be Reduced For Minister Who Abused GirlsThe Minnesota Court of Appeals says the leader of an isolated religious sect who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two teenagers must be given a lesser sentence.
Former Cult Leader Severely Beaten In Minnesota Prison, Suffered Brain DamageThe former leader of a Minnesota cult was severely beaten in a Rush City prison earlier this year, and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Sex Abuse Victim Speaks Out After Religious Cult Leaves MinnesotaA victim of sexual abuse by the leader of a religious sect in Minnesota spoke out Wednesday amid concerns that its members have relocated to the state of Washington.
Minn. Cult Leader Receives Maximum SentenceA Pine County man who plead guilty to sexually assaulting underage girls who were part of his religious cult was sentenced to a maximum prison sentence Friday.
Minn. Cult Leader Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Underage GirlsThe Pine County man accused of abusing underage girls who were in his religious cult has struck a plea deal with prosecutors.
Timing Issue Raised In Case Against Victor BarnardAttorneys for a religious sect leader charged with sexually assaulting girls at his compound in rural Minnesota are questioning whether the statute of limitations has expired in the case.
Religious Leader Accused Of Sex Abuse Returned To Pine CountyThe former leader of a Minnesota religious community who fled to Brazil after facing sexual abuse charges has been extradited back to Minnesota.
Accused Cult Leader Extradited To MinnesotaAn accused cult leader has now been extradited to the Pine County Jail. Authorities arrested Victor Barnard last year in Brazil.
Fugitive Cult Leader To Be Extradited From Brazil To MinnesotaBrazilian authorities have approved the extradition of an alleged fugitive cult leader back to Minnesota.
WCCO Gets All-Access Look At U.S. Marshal TrainingThey are often unseen and move behind the scenes, working to keep us safe. The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency. Its main mission is to protect the federal court system. But the most visible part of the job includes hunting fugitives, killers and violent offenders.
Fugitive Cult Leader Awaiting Extradition Back To USA fugitive from Minnesota is now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Victor Barnard, who spent the last year on the US Marshal Service's most wanted list, is accused of having sex with young girls in his religious camp near Finlayson, some as young as 12 years old.
Fugitive Minnesota Religious Sect Leader Captured In BrazilA former leader of a rural Minnesota Christian community who fled the U.S. after facing sexual abuse charges was captured Friday by Brazilian military police. According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo, 53-year-old Victor Barnard was arrested in a beach condo on the country's northeastern coast.
Self-Professed Minister Now On Most Wanted ListThe U.S. Marshals Service has added a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing young girls in rural Minnesota to its 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Fifty-three-year-old Victor Barnard is charged with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two members of a "Maidens Group" within a church he led called the River Road Fellowship.
Tip: Man Sought In Minnesota Seen In Washington Washington State Patrol detectives say they've gotten what they think is a credible tip that a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota has been seen in Raymond, near the Washington coast.
Minister Accused Of Abuse Reported In Spokane-AreaThe Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.