Story Of Area Cult Leader To Be Featured On CNN’s “The Hunt With John Walsh”

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 10:51 am

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.


  1. Kim Primeau 08/22/14 at 11:17am

    I have tried to contact several agencies about this CREEP…..I worked with him for 2 years in Michigan about 15 years ago…..He lived in Sanford Michigan for years and owns property here….He has broke into my girlfriends home….HES A CREEPY SICK PERSON!!!!!!Wouldnt doubt if he was back here or headed back here…

  2. GJJ 08/25/14 at 5:43pm

    Do not live that far from Finlayson. Why didn’t Sheriff Robin Cole and that county attorney both on the taxpayers payoll in Pine County get on this sooner? NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE THE VICTIMS WERE TOLD.

    That sounds like the same line of BS given to many who report terrible infractions in the county I live in. The Blue Code of Silence membership all must take a special course on how to handle us who pay their salary?

    It was not until Fox News was contacted by several victims that something got done. Cole himself said that on the John Walsh show.

    I hope someone will do their homework about the tip this sicko Barnard having property in Michigan.

  3. HAP 08/26/14 at 10:50pm

    I am pretty sure Kim Primeau was speaking of a different guy. 15 years ago this pervert was not living in Michigan.

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