Man charged after girl tells school counselor she’s been molested for the past 3 years
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IDAHO FALLS – A local man confessed to molesting a 12-year-old girl known to him for the past three years, according to court documents obtained by EastIdahoNews.com.
Bryan Brown is facing one felony lewd conduct with a child under 16 charge and could face up to life in prison if found guilty.
Documents show the victim reported the abuse to her middle school counselor and said the last incident occurred on Oct. 8, 2017.
She told law enforcement Brown had raped her nearly every weekend for the past three years while at a relative’s home, according to court documents, and she felt forced to allow the abuse because she didn’t want to get in trouble.
A sexual assault nurse examiner revealed the victim had significant scarring in her genitals – something unusual for a 12-year-old that could indicate extensive sexual activity.
When confronted by law enforcement, “Bryan initially denied and eventually fully admitted to have sexual intercourse with (the victim) both the day previous and on multiple other occasions over the past year,” court documents state.
“Bryan was advised that (the victim) stated these sexual acts took place over the course of the past three years. Bryan advised that (the victim) was not lying but added most of the sexual contact took place over the course of the past year,” the documents read.
Brown was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail on Oct. 9. His preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday, Oct. 24.