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Man Arrested in Manistee County for Sex Crimes

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A two-time sex offender is accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's child in Manistee County.

Police say Texas Barnett forced sexual acts on his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter.

According to police, the mother left the daughter with Barnett one afternoon while she was at work and that's when the assault happened. That night, the little girl told her mom that she had been sexually assaulted. The mom asked Barnett to leave and called police. 

Police say the mom did know that Barnett was two-time sex offender.

Barnett is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Police say it's not clear if the mom will be charged in the case.

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