A Vale man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kelsey Harrington received a report on May 22 about the alleged assault. Harrington interviewed the victim at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center, where the victim discussed the details of the incident.

On June 19, Jason Lee Bryant, 20, of Vale, was taken into custody and interviewed about the incident. During the interview, Bryant admitted to having intercourse with the child on multiple occasions between March and May, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said He is not related to the victim.

Bryant was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate where he was served with three felony counts of statutory rape of a child. Bryant was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

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