Convicted molester sent to jail

CRIME WATCH

December 15, 2005

A convicted child molester who was charged with trespassing at Roland Park Elementary-Middle School has been imprisoned by a Baltimore Circuit Court judge for failing to abide by the terms of his probation, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor's office said yesterday.

Judge Joseph P. McCurdy ordered Kenneth Earl Barnes, 43, to serve two years and seven months in prison - time that had been suspended from a previous conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, said the spokeswoman, Margaret T. Burns.

Burns said Barnes had failed to stay away from the Roland Park school and had not moved from a rental apartment in the 200 block of W. Cold Spring Lane. Barnes was arrested in April after police said he offered money to pupils outside the school in the 5200 block of Roland Ave. The students refused the money and reported the incident.

Barnes had been convicted of sexually molesting a 9-year-old child in 1998.

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