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Fort Wayne man sentenced to probation on child molesting count

Ian Barton (Courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department)
Ian Barton (Courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department)
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Friday, August 11, 2017 05:14 pm

Ian Barton of the 7900 block of Frontier Avenue, was sentenced Friday in Allen Superior Court to a six-year suspended jail sentence and four years of probation on one count of child molesting in connection with an incident on July 17, 2016. Barton had pleaded guilty in the case July 10 of this year.

Barton allegedly kissed a 9-year-old girl and touched her genital area while both were at a gathering with other people, a probable cause affidavit filed in the case said. When confronted by adults at the gathering, Barton allegedly said he "blacked out," "I've never done anything like this before," and "I need help," the affidavit said.

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