Sgt. Dayron Bridges, an investigator with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, said 32-year-old Gary Archie Bryant was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest.
“This case stemmed from a tip the Cordova Police Department received about a young girl who was allegedly being sexually abused by Mr. Bryant,” Bridges said. “During our investigation, we obtained information that led us to believe that the abuse in fact did occur.”
Bridges said the victim was taken to the Walker County Child Advocacy Center where she was interviewed, and officials determined there was enough evidence to file charges in the case.
“We consulted with the Walker County District Attorney’s Office and they agreed we had enough evidence to carry the case forward, and warrants were issued for Bryant’s arrest,” Bridges said.
Bryant is currently being held in the Walker County Jail on a $90,000 bond.
If you have information about a child sex crime, you should contact your local police department or the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at 205-302-6464.