Oil City Man Pleads Guilty For Luring Child

November 29, 2013
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An Oil City man entered a pair of guilty pleas in Venango County Court this week in a case in which he was accused of trying to lure a 15 year-old girl into his vehicle.

54 year-old Charles Barnes will be sentenced in January on counts of luring a child into a motor vehicle and harassment.  In his guilty plea, other charges, including a count of promoting or encouraging prostitution from another case, were dismissed.

Police say their investigation centered in on Barnes after he became a suspect in a series of reported cases in which a driver was approaching women on Oil City streets and trying to solicit them for sex.

The incident involving the teenager reportedly occurred in the parking lot of an Oil City restaurant on June 6.

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