An accused cult leader is back in Minnesota after spending more than a year in a Brazilian prison.
Barnard's attorney said the the 54-year-old requested to be sent back to the the U.S., the Star Tribune reports.
And Pine County officials announced in March that he'd be extradited to Minnesota to face charges.
County leaders say Barnard ruled over a camp of young girls he called “maidens” at The River Road Fellowship near Finlayson, Minnesota. He's accused of abusing the girls starting in 2000, when they were just 12 and 13 years old.
Barnard was eventually arrested in Brazil in February of last year. He'd been behind bars there ever since.
The Pine County Attorney tells KSTP he could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.