Texas man charged with multiple crimes after reportedly driving 600 miles to have sex with Alabama teen

Published 2:17 pm Monday, August 10, 2020

A Texas man has been charged with sex crimes and other charges after he reportedly drove more than 600 miles to have sex with a west Alabama teen.

Deairo Deshawn Bryant, 27, is being held in the Fayette County Jail on $1 million bail.

His charges include three felony counts of second-degree sodomy; one felony count each of second-degree rape, possession of child pornography, transmitting obscene material to a child by computer, enticing a child to enter a room for immoral purposes, traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act, electronic solicitation of a child, second-degree burglary, and second-degree criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

Other charges are possible in the case authorities said.

According to court documents, Bryant traded explicit pictures with the 15-year-old victim and decided to drive almost 10 hours to meet her in Fayette County. Bryant met the girl at a home in Fayette and allegedly had sex with her there.

A day after Bryant arrived in Alabama, a special investigator hired in January to solve crimes involving sexual abuse and assault in Fayette, Pickens and Lamar Counties was alerted to the situation and was able to find cause to arrest him.