‘Girl, 5, needed emergency surgery after being raped by “sick b**tard”, 28’
Steven Sarandon Barnes is accused of raping a five year-old girl, with the attack leaving the youngster requiring surgery. Barnes was branded a ‘sick bastard’ by the prosecutor handed his case (Picture: Millbrook PD)
A five year-old girl was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after being raped by a ‘sick bastard’ pedophile, a prosecutor said.
The youngster was taken to the emergency room of Prattville Baptist Hospital in Alabama after the alleged attack by Steven Sarandon Barnes, 28, last Thursday.
She was later transported to the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for surgery, with prosecutor Randall Houston unleashing on Barnes over his alleged crime. He told the Montgomery Advertiser: ‘Anybody who would do this to a child is a complete and total danger to the society and does not need to be roaming about the community where children are at large. ‘This is one sick bastard who I hope never sees the light of day.
The sex attack reportedly took place at a home on this road in Millbrook, Alabama (Picture: Google Maps)
‘We’ll do everything we can to make that happen.’
Barnes’ alleged victim remains in hospital, where she is said to be in a stable condition.
He has since been arrested and charged with first-degree rape, chemical endangerment of a child, as well as second-degree possession of marijuana.
Milbrook Police Chief PK Johnson also told of his horror at the attack, saying: ‘I will say that this is one of the worst cases that I’ve seen in my 31 years in law enforcement.’
Chief Johnson said he’d arrested Barnes at a home in Deatsville Highway in Millbrook, where the sex attack is said to have occurred.
The suspect’s relationship to his alleged victim has not been outlined.
Johnson added that his department was working closely with prosecutors and social services to build the strongest case possible against Barnes.
He told Al.com: ‘Under no circumstances should a child ever be exposed to anything like this victim was.’
Barnes has been held on $106,000 bond ahead of his first court appearance.
My view: This is beyond evil, he is a despicable animal and he should get the death penalty. Some crimes simply are so shocking and horrific that any other punishment, including life in prison, is insufficient. Sometimes justice is death.