Newark Man Arrested for Rape

by Kelly Mills on June 1, 2011 at 6:28 am

A Newark man is under arrest for the rape of a family acquaintance.

According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, a 42-year-old woman alleges that on May 27, 2011 69-year-old Richard Barr entered her residence and forcefully engaged in sexual conduct with her.

The Sheriff’s Office says during their investigation Barr admitted to the crime. He was arrested on one felony count of rape and taken to the Licking County Jail.

The case will be presented to the Licking County Grand Jury on June 9th.