Barnett 3 5MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/5/18) — A 27-year-old Madisonville man has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a 79-year-old woman.

The allegations were reported to police Sunday from a nursing home at 419 N. Seminary St. in Madisonville.

Madisonville Police Department reported investigating a complaint involving Eric Wayne Barnett. MPD deemed the information and evidence substantiated the claim against him.

"We were alerted of a possible situation at NHC, and officers felt the matter was so serious, they called detectives to investigate," MPD Spokesman Andy Rush said.

MPD indicated Barnett was an employee of the facility, and staff had called in the complaint.

Barnett was taken to Hopkins County Jail, where he was listed as being held today on $5,000 cash bond.

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