Story Of Area Cult Leader To Be Featured On CNN’s “The Hunt With John Walsh”
The story of cult leader Victor Barnard, who led and is still believed to be leading disbanded members of the River Road Fellowship, will be featured on CNN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh”, airing this Sunday at 7pm.
It was reported last Thursday that Barnard was spotted in western Washington state, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The 52-year-old Barnard has been on the run from law enforcement officials for months after a warrant was issued for his arrest on April 11th of this year. Lengthy investigations into Barnard show multiple cases of alleged child molestation, happening over several years in northern Pine County.
Barnard was apparently spotted at a McDonald’s restaurant near Raymond, Washington on Wednesday. He is said to be driving an Audi 2-door sedan with tinted windows and a spoiler, and was spotted driving north on State Road 101 toward Aberdeen, WA.
A female passenger is believed to have also been in the vehicle, according to FOX 9.
59 counts of criminal sexual conduct await Barnard. It’s believed that some RRF members followed him to the area of Spokane, Washington after the Finlayson group splintered in 2008.