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Prosecutors ask for gag order in Tippecanoe County abandoned child case

Posted at 9:17 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 21:17:48-04

TIPPECANOE COUNTY — Prosecutors have asked for a gag order in the case against two parents accused of abandoning their adopted daughter.

On Monday, the order was requested to prevent some information, like educational and medical records, from being made public, according to court documents.

Michael and Kristine Barnett are accused of abandoning their daughter they adopted from Ukraine and claiming she is an adult.

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Prosecutors are worried it will be hard to find an unbiased jury if information is being shared with the public and media.