Grand Bay man arrested on child sex abuse charges more than two - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Grand Bay man arrested on child sex abuse charges more than two years after state received tip

41-year-old Bryan Matthew Thompson of Grand Bay was booked into the Mobile Metro Jail for one count each of rape 1st, sodomy 1st, sexual torture, production of child pornography, and five counts of possession of child pornography. Photo: MCSO 41-year-old Bryan Matthew Thompson of Grand Bay was booked into the Mobile Metro Jail for one count each of rape 1st, sodomy 1st, sexual torture, production of child pornography, and five counts of possession of child pornography. Photo: MCSO
GRAND BAY, AL (WALA) -

A Grand Bay man was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a child and producing child pornography. The charges come more than two years after we're told the state received a tip that the abuse was happening. 

Agents with the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation's Special Victims Unit arrested 41-year-old Bryan Matthew Thompson on Tuesday. He was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail on charges of rape, sodomy, sexual torture, three counts of production of child pornography, and another three counts of possession of child pornography. 

According to Nicki Patterson with the Child Advocacy Center of Mobile, ALEA received a tip from Thompson's internet provider in November 2015 that child porn was being uploaded from his home in Grand Bay. But due to an apparent backup in the system, agents didn't get around to investigating the tip until recently. The tip, Patterson says, led to the physical abuse charges. Investigators say the victim was a girl, six years old at the time of the alleged abuse.

"Our state didn't find the funding to find out what was on this computer," Patterson said. "This was submitted in Montgomery, and it sat there...our forensic investigators, the people who go in and review the computers, that's a section of our government that's massively under funded."

ALEA searched Thompson's home on Tuesday and officers said they found images on his computer that were being uploaded to a child porn site. Patterson says some of the images appeared to have been taken from Thompson's living room. 

Patterson, who is prosecuting this case, says she's frustrated because the state had evidence that they couldn't analyze back in 2015, and the delay left a child in danger.

"Our state didn't find the funding to find out what was on this computer...the state of Alabama seized evidence that, we couldn't analyze, and so a child was left in a very vulnerable position for two years and that just keeps me up at night."

Thompson is expected to have a court appearance this week.

ALEA will continue to investigate. FOX10 News will keep you updated on this case. 

All content © 2018, WALA; Mobile, AL. (A Meredith Corporation Station). All Rights Reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Vinton man arrested in connection with drive-by shooting on bicycle

    Vinton man arrested in connection with drive-by shooting on bicycle

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:09:13 GMT
    Isaac Duane Terrell (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Isaac Duane Terrell (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    Isaac Duane Terrell (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Isaac Duane Terrell (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    A Vinton man is charged with attempted murder following a drive-by shooting on a bicycle in Vinton Thursday. Vinton Police Chief Ricky Fox said a masked man drove by a house on Fancher Street and fired toward the house and a person outside. Neither the person nor the house were hit. Isaac Duane Terrell, 40, has been arrested on counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Copyright 2018 ...More >>
    A Vinton man is charged with attempted murder following a drive-by shooting on a bicycle in Vinton Thursday. Vinton Police Chief Ricky Fox said a masked man drove by a house on Fancher Street and fired toward the house and a person outside. Neither the person nor the house were hit. Isaac Duane Terrell, 40, has been arrested on counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Copyright 2018 ...More >>
  • McLain extradited to Calcasieu Parish in connection with I-10 homicide

    McLain extradited to Calcasieu Parish in connection with I-10 homicide

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:56:25 GMT
    Ronald G. McLain (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Ronald G. McLain (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Ronald G. McLain has been extradited to the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center for the second-degree murder of John Michael Deville on I-10 in Sulphur.

    More >>

    Ronald G. McLain has been extradited to the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center for the second-degree murder of John Michael Deville on I-10 in Sulphur.

    More >>
  • Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop hit-and-run suspect arrested

    Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop hit-and-run suspect arrested

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:51:53 GMT
    James I. Martin (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)James I. Martin (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The suspect who ran into the patio at Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop and left the scene in DeRidder has been arrested, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy with the DeRidder Police Department. The owner of the shop received an alert from the security system that a yellow Ford F150 struck the front patio on July 18 around 8:30 p.m.

    More >>

    The suspect who ran into the patio at Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop and left the scene in DeRidder has been arrested, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy with the DeRidder Police Department. The owner of the shop received an alert from the security system that a yellow Ford F150 struck the front patio on July 18 around 8:30 p.m.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly