Predator violated parole

Robert Allen Barnstable sent back to Department of Corrections

A 53-year-old man deemed a sexually violent predator, and the subject of a recent community notification meeting, has been relocated for violating terms of his parole, the Craig Police Department announced Monday.

"He will be shipped out today," Police Chief Walt Vanatta said Monday afternoon.

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Robert Allen Barnstable was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1978 and attempted sexual assault of a child in 2005. The victim was 11 years old at the time of the attempted assault.

The latter conviction came in the 14th Judicial District.

Police said Barnstable, who was living at the Correctional Alternative Placement Services facility at 445 N. Ranney, has been relocated to the Colorado Department of Corrections in Cañon City. He failed to register an address, police said, thus constituting a parole violation.

He will have to serve six months in prison before he is eligible for parole.

In compliance with state law, police notified the community of Barnstable's presence during an April 10 meeting, drawing hundreds into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. State laws also mandate police notify the public when a sexually violent predator relocates.

Barnstable, who has significant health problems, is disabled. Still, he was placed under constant supervision and monitored through a Global Positioning System.

Parole officers had been trying to get Barnstable transferred to another area, where his medical needs could be better met, but were unable to. Instead of having the man live homeless within the city, police requested he be housed at the CAPS facility, where he would be supervised.

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