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Jan. 12, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Sex Assault Charges

A Maryville teen has been charged with several crimes in a case of sexual assault against two girls.

17 year old Matthew Barnett is charged with felony sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after investigators claim he and a 15 year old this past weekend allegedly assaulted 2 girls, ages 14 and 13. The Sheriff's Office says alcohol might have been a factor. The unnamed 15 year old's case has been given to juvenile authorities. Barnett also faces a DWI charge and being under 18 and in possession of tobacco. His arraignment is set for mid-February.