by Perry Miller
A Brookings County jury finds a former Brookings pastor guilty of sexual contact with a child under 16.
The verdict was returned against 37-year-old Timothy Bariteau Thursday afternoon. Bariteau was indicted last November and arrested in California, where he had been living
The incident occurred in April or May of 2014 when Bariteau was one of the pastors at Morningside Community Church in Brookings.
The jury deliberated for about five hours yesterday before returning the guilty verdict. States Attorney Clyde Calhoon says the jury reviewed the video of Bariteau being interviewed by D-C-I agents during the deliberations. Those had also been shown during the trial.
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