Sex offender charged in groping of teen girl

The News Leader

April 26, 2010 4:30:01 AM PDT
A convicted sex offender who is now charged with trying to molest a 16-year-old girl will be arraigned Monday. Police say Ned Barnes, of Wheatley Heights, tried to grope the girl as they sat in his car last November.

Authorities say the two knew each other.

Barnes allegedly exposed himself. He is now being charged with forcible touching, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.