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Dan Barber pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault of a 5-year-old at his arraignment in St. Croix County Court on Monday. It is believed that there are other victims and that additional charges will be filed. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Meg Heaton)

Barber pleads not guilty to child molesting

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Dan Barber, well-known North Hudson resident and businessman, entered a not guilty plea to one charge of the sexual assault of a child under 13 and six counts of possession of child pornography in St. Croix County criminal court on Monday, April 14.


Barber, 46, was in court with his attorney, Mark Gherty of Hudson, for his arraignment on the felony charges. District Attorney Eric Johnson represented the state.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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