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Former Pine City minister wanted on sex charges reportedly seen in Washington state

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A former minister from Minnesota wanted on child molestation charges was reportedly spotted Wednesday in Washington state.

Victor Arden Barnard, 52, was charged in April in State District Court in Pine City, Minn., with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Barnard, who led a cult-like religious sect, is accused of abusing numerous girls and young women who lived apart from their families at the congregation’s compound in northern Pine County.

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