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Black Sheep Pastor's son arrested in serial rape, kidnap cases

Pastor's children are meant to follow in the footsteps of their parents but for Delvin Barnes, being the son of a preacher has not stopped him from delving into crimes.

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The son of a man of God is supposed to live by the example set by his parent but not for Delvin Barnes, the son of a Virginia, USA, preacher, who decided to veer from the Way and took to a life of stealing, kidnapping and serial raping, and has a criminal rap that is as long as an arm.

The 37-year-old Barnes, has been arrested and charged in two states for kidnapping and raping women and was extradited to Virginia on Thursday, where he is wanted for abducting a 16-year-old girl.

According to New York Daily News, the teenager managed to escape and told police that Barnes removed her clothes and raped her. He then dug a grave and asked the teen how she wanted to die.

Barnes poured bleach and gasoline on the girl and her clothes. While he was busy burning her clothes the girl ran for her life.

Barnes was finally tracked down and arrested in Maryland, where he was found with another kidnapped victim, 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither.

Barnes has a criminal record that goes back to 2001, when he was arrested and convicted of two counts of felony robbery.

He also served eight years in prison for forcible sexual intercourse with his estranged wife where he was accused of beating, choking and holding her captive overnight.

He was convicted of aggravated assault and false imprisonment among other charges. He was also convicted of beating his estranged wife’s father and punching her mother in the face.

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