Police: Hoover man enticed, abused teenage girls

HOOVER – A Hoover man faces sexual abuse charges after allegedly subjecting two 14-year-old girls to sexual contact.

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Donald Kirk Barnard, 58, who lists an address off Willow Crest Lane, has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of enticing a child for immoral purposes.

Barnard was arrested on May 26 by Hoover police and was released the same day after posting bond of $42,000.

The incident occurred in August 2017, police allege.

The enticing charges are for the defendant’s attempt to “entice, allure, persuade or invite…or attempt to…a child to enter a vehicle, room or other place for the purpose of proposing the fondling or feeling of the sexual or genital parts of such child,” according to the arrest warrant.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been set for 8:30 a.m. on July 25 with District Court Judge Daniel A. Crowson Jr. presiding.