Prescott man accused of having sexual relationship with minor

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Derek Robert Barnes By Jennifer Thomas Derek Robert Barnes By Jennifer Thomas

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- A Prescott man is accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor.

Prescott Valley police said the female victim was a family friend of Derek Robert Barnes, 40, and assisted with miscellaneous tasks at Barnes' video store.

The victim told investigators that the relationship changed to a physical one around November 2010 when she was 15 years old. The two allegedly had sexual contact several times a month.

Police served a search warrant at the store on Thursday and collected physical evidence related to the case.

Barnes was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail for 14 counts of sexual conduct with a minor.