Stripped of Innocence by Dale Richard Barnes
Approx. 4,270 words.
Published on May 13, 2013 by
Dale Richard Barnes is a victim, survivor, and hero in this true story of courage and endurance. When I met Dale at a local place in the community and he found out I did some writing, he shared he always wanted to tell his story. So we met several weekends and I documented and arranged this extraordinary tale. He requested that his real name be omitted to protect his identity.