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Pro Rock Climber Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assaults in Yosemite



The U.S, Attorney's Offices alleges that Charles Barrett, 38, committed sexual assaults in 2016 at Yosemite National Park. (GV Wire File)
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A three-count indictment was unsealed Tuesday after the arrest of well-known professional rock climber Charles Barrett, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert said in a news release.

According to court documents, in August 2016, the now 38-year-old Barrett forcibly committed sexual assault on two occasions and committed abusive sexual contact on a third while in Yosemite National Park.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office asks that if you have information about this case or believe you may be a victim of Barrett’s, call (888) 653-0009, or email

The National Park Service is investigating this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly Sanchez, Michael Tierney, and Jessica Massey are the prosecutors.

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