Man charged with sex crime

Published 9:45 pm Thursday, March 15, 2012

Suffolk police got a surprise recently when an officer responded to a possible burglary Wednesday and found an entirely different crime allegedly going on.

Allegedly inside the vacant residence was 20-year-old Kendrell Lee Barnes. A city spokeswoman said Barnes was having “consensual sexual activity” with a 13-year-old girl.

“There is no indication that there were any incidents other than the one for which the suspect was charged,” city spokeswoman Debbie George said.

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The two allegedly were coming downstairs when police entered the residence, George added.

Barnes has been charged with carnal knowledge of a child, taking indecent liberties with a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.