Man Accused of Abusing 2 Girls in 'Ma...

Man Accused of Abusing 2 Girls in 'Maidens Group'

There are 10 comments on the ABC News story from Apr 15, 2014, titled Man Accused of Abusing 2 Girls in 'Maidens Group'. In it, ABC News reports that:

Authorities were searching Tuesday for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota, where he told one victim she would remain a virgin because he was a "man of God," according to a criminal complaint.

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Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#2 May 7, 2014
Unfortunately the issues that River Road Fellowship has under Barnard's tenure as it's cult leader go far beyond simple issues of morality. Barnard is an expert manipulator who has learned how to groom sexual abuse victims from his time at another cult headquarters....a group called the Way International.

I know these people and was a part of the group for a long, long time.

In this case it can be boiled down to simple criminal activity by this scumbag named Victor Barnard. I hope that he gets imprisoned for the rest of his natural lifetime.
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#3 May 7, 2014
The Finlayson area still has many people who are still "somewhat" loyal to Barnard. I hope that they eventually wake up and see just how badly Barnard has played them.
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#4 May 7, 2014
Here is a link to a news story with a tip line where Barnard's whereabouts can be reported to the police.

Here is a link that shares a "lot" of my experiences within the cult.
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#5 May 12, 2014
Here is a very much related link from the Topix page relating to Sedro-Wooley, Wa., where a number of people that used to be a part of Barnard's cult in the Finlayson area have moved to....along with names of several people that have been a part of the group.

I'm hesitating to name the people in the Finlayson area even though they may well be sheltering this fugitive from justice, Victor Barnard the scumbag that is facing charges that could amount to fifty nine thirty year sentences in a Minnesota prison.
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#6 May 19, 2014
Here is a more recent link to a credible story done by a reporter/newspaper editor that has done one book already about the Way International.....the cesspool where Barnard learned how to groom sexual abuse victims and their respective families.
Jeff sjolander

Duluth, MN

#8 May 29, 2014
Yanno, back in the day about the time these allegations of abuse happened it was mostly Pam Roark, Sandy Simon, and Leslie whatsername that claimed that this perv was not abusing the girls. :O
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#9 Jun 5, 2014
Here is a bit from ...

Speaking of Barnard......
"#1. I'm surprised to hear something that can still lower my opinion of him.

#2. He is obviously well skilled in using fear and intimidation as a manipulative tool. And like most predators how he reads a person determines what he will try to get away with.

That's why I am not too quick to call out the parents without knowing the details. It may be hard for an outsider to relate to how manipulative he is and just how much mental pressure he is capable of putting people under.

At this point I am mostly certain that Barnard has actually promoted the parents' feelings of guilt and condemnation to keep them from getting angry with him, and even probably to keep them from opening up to the rest of us. When for me...if they realized the callus level of his manipulation they deserve to be even more angry at how he controlled their perceived reality."
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#10 Jun 5, 2014
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

#12 Jun 10, 2014
For the benefit of everyone else in the Finlayson/ Askov/ Sandstone area:
This Barnard fella and his active accomplices are fully capable of having people give their daughters' futures to him and have the parents actually thank him for the privilege of letting them give their daughters to him. They are capable of taking any domestic marriage issue and turning it into a situation where the wife is letting him bang her while the hubby is thinking that he is a bad hubby and his wife needs Barnard's support. They are completely capable of running your own daughters' lives while having her tell you that he is a Man-of-God.

The top few people are extremely dangerous manipulators, but most of them are just straight victims being fooled.


If you idiots don't get Barnard to turn himself in you and your kids will have to deal with the memory of him playing "Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane" for the rest of your lives...maybe your grandchildrens' too.
Jeff Sjolander

Duluth, MN

Victor Arden Barnard November 20, 2014 - 15 Most Wanted Addition - A self-proclaimed pastor’s life on the run as a fugitive just got a little harder today after the U.S. Marshals Service added him to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. Victor Arden Barnard is wanted by the Pine County Sheriff’s Office in Pine City, Minnesota, for 59 felony counts of criminal sexual assault stemming from allegations that he sexually abused young girls while acting as their pastor. The U.S. Marshals joined the manhunt for Barnard after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

For much more information you can visit this "Topix" page. It's the center of several resources:

To find a list of many of Victor Barnard's more current associates visit Twitter & Twitter search (sirtainly #VictorBarnard) I am "@_sirtainly" and have been posting regularly. Check my hashtags on these tweets.

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