Grand Prairie Police investigation leads to the arrest of a man on suspicion of child exploitation

Gregory Kent Barnes
Gregory Kent Barnes Photo Credit: Grand Prairie Police

Grand Prairie- On August 20, 2020, Detectives with the Grand Prairie Police Department executed a search warrant in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas. The search warrant stemmed from an investigation into an individual, Gregory Kent Barnes, 61 years of age, who was allegedly communicating in a sexually explicit manner with an individual he believed to be a thirteen year old female. During the ensuing investigation, information was discovered which led to the federal indictment of Barnes in the Western District of Texas. On October 16, 2020, Barnes was arrested by the Grand Prairie Police, in conjunction with the Dallas FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. At this time, Barnes has been charged with production of child pornography, enticement of a minor, and transfer of obscene matter to a minor.

The Grand Prairie Police Department is asking anyone who may have any information related to this case to please call Detective Poor at 972-237-8898.