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Alpena man facing bestiality charge suspected of molesting child

(Photo Courtesy/Michigan State Police) 18-year-old Damian Barton was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree in addition to his bestiality charge.

Alpena, Mich. — An Alpena man who is already facing charges for bestiality has been hit with another felony warrant.

18-year-old Damian Barton has been charged with criminal sexual assault in the first degree.

A child family member came forward and told her mother that she was inappropriately touched by Barton. The girl reported the incident on the day of a presentation about inappropriate touching according to Michigan State Police. MSP’s investigation discovered additional evidence that supported the child’s statement.

Barton was served the warrant last week while in Alpena County Jail. He’s being held on $250,000 bond. The 18-year-old was arraigned in the 88th District Court.