APPLE VALLEY-(VVNG.com): In a recent press release the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, said that a 31-year-old Apple Valley man was arrested in suspicion of sex with a minor after a missing juvenile was located at his home on Saturday morning.
According to the Sheriff’s press release, deputies made contact with the man, identified as Jason Bryant on September 26, 2015 at about 10:00 a.m on the 12500 block of Central Road.
The two females, ages 18 and 17 were reported missing from their North Dakota homes and were reported by the victim’s father who received information that his daughter was at the location with someone by the name of “Jason”. Bryant was found to be on probation for a December 2014 Willful Cruelty to Child conviction in December 2014.
Deputies searched the residence at which time they located both voluntary missing females hiding in a back room of the home. San Bernardino County Officials said that one of the victims stated that she met and exchanged numbers with Bryant while he was in North Dakota. The two left their North Dakota homes to meet Bryant in Wyoming, where he picked them up to take them back to his Apple Valley home. During the visit Bryant had sex with the juvenile victim.
Bryant was taken back to the Apple Valley Station where he was questioned and subsequently arrested for unlawful sex with a minor, oral copulation with a minor and contact with a minor to commit a sexual offense. Bryant was booked into the High Desert Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. He is due in court for an arraignment hearing today at the Victorville Superior Court.
The Department of Children and Family Services were contacted and they were able to successfully reunite one of the victims with her father.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy William Gibbons or Sergeant Matthew Griffith at (760) 240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline a 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.