Defiance man arrested for sexual abuse involving minors

Robert Barker

DEFIANCE, Ohio (WTVG) - The Defiance County Sheriff's Office investigated a child abuse case and as a result arrested a local man Monday.

Robert Barker of Defiance, 68, was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual battery and three counts of gross sexual imposition. The incidents reportedly involved minors under the age of 15 and occurred between 2016-2018.

Baker is behind held at CCNO and is scheduled to appear in Defiance Municipal Court on Wednesday.