- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2011

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Broadway actor James Barbour is leaving a San Diego production of “The Rocky Horror Show” days after it was revealed that he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl.

On his Facebook page, the 45-year-old actor says he’s leaving because of unexpected issues with his wife’s pregnancy. She’s expecting their second child in October.

Barbour was to play the lead in the “Rocky Horror” musical, which opens next month at the Old Globe theater. No replacement has been cast.

After Barbour’s hiring was announced last week, San Diego news outlets reported that in 2008 he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Barbour acknowledged he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old he met in 2001 during his Broadway run in “Jane Eyre.”

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