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      Convicted sex offender arrested for raping young child

      Texas Barnett, 37, is behind bars in Manistee on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct.

      A Manistee County man, already convicted of sex crimes, is accused of raping a 4-year-old.

      Texas Samuel Barnett , 37, is behind bars in Manistee on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct.

      State Police Troopers say the girl's mother allowed her boyfriend, Texas Barnett, to babysit her daughter on July 11. According to police, when Barnett and the girl returned home later that night, the mother found out Barnett raped her daughter. When the mother confronted Barnett about the assault, he allegedly admitted to "having a problem" and left the home.

      State Police were able to locate Barnett by using a phone tracing system and with the help of family members on July 12.

      Bond is set at $100,000 cash. He will be back in court for a preliminary exam on July 30.

      Barnett was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree with an incapacitated victim in 2006 and Criminal Sexual Conduct Assault With Intent To Commit Sex Penetration in 2002.