YMCA Employee Arrested for Aggravated Assault of a Child

A YMCA counselor that worked at Camp Grady Spruce near Possum Kingdom Lake was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault of a child that occurred in June of 2018.

James Barth was arrested on Oct. 18 after the victim's mother contacted the Palo Pinto Sheriff's Office on Oct. 2. Palo Pinto Sheriff's Investigators followed up with Dallas Police and interviewed the victim.

During the course of the investigation, 20-year-old suspect Barth was located in Anna.

Texas Rangers and Sheriff's Investigators contacted Barth and interviewed him to which Barth is said to have admitted to the sexual act with the victim at Camp Grady Spruce.

Investigators acquired a warrant and Barth was arrested.

Editor's note: It was previously reported Camp Grady Spruce was located near Granbury, but the camp is located near Possum Kingdom Lake. We regret the error.

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