Butler County sheriff’s detectives said Barnett initiated the contact with the girl and manipulated her to send the sexual videos and photos.
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Barnett, of Fairview Avenue, was interviewed Monday and cooperated with the investigation, according to the sheriff’s office. Barnett said he sent the material to an underage child. Barnett was booked into the Butler County Jail and charged with pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a second-degree felony.
Barnett was arraigned Wednesday morning in Hamilton Municipal Court, where bond was set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 13.