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1 of 5 men charged with CSC faced judge in Tawas

TAWAS, Mich. – One of the 5 men charged with criminal sexual conduct in the alleged rape of a 17-year-old minor stood in court Monday morning.

Defendant Michael Martin Barnes from Whittemore faces three 1st degree criminal sexual conduct offenses.

Barnes’ pretrial hearing took place before circuit court Judge David Riffel in Tawas.

The other four defendants currently sit in Iosco County Jail: Gary Harrington, 21; Samuel Walmsley, 59; Brian Thayer, 39; and Timothy Monschau, 60. As they await trial, the judge  said he does not want the case pushed back any further.

Monday marked the second pretrial adjournment.

Barnes returns to court Dec. 10.