Georgia officials are reportedly investigating child molestation allegations levied against one of the three men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery.
WTLV-WJXX acquired the fact sheet of the ongoing investigation involving William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50. Earlier this month, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) confirmed Bryan was being investigated for alleged sex-related crimes in Camden County, but they did not disclose specifics at the time.
The age of the victim and her relationship to Bryan remains unclear, but WTLV-WJXX reported that the fact sheet described her as a white female.
A GBI spokesperson declined to share additional details about the case involving Bryan, citing an ongoing investigation.
Bryan reportedly filmed Travis McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64, fatally shooting Arbery, 25, on February 23 as he jogged in Brunswick.
Bryan has claimed he was solely a witness but authorities charged that he used his vehicle to confine and detain Arbery in the minutes leading up to his murder.
Gregory McMichael reportedly claimed that Arbery resembled a suspect in a series of recent burglaries in the Satilla Shores neighborhood. However, police said the only recent break-in was on January 1, when a 9mm pistol was reportedly stolen from an unlocked truck outside the McMichaels’ home.
Gregory and Travis McMichael’s arrests came two days after the video depicting Arbery’s death went viral.
All three men have pleaded not guilty to malice and felony murder in connection with Arbery’s death. They remain jailed without bond.
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[Featured image: Ahmaud Arbery/Family handout; William Bryan Jr./Glynn County Sheriff’s Office]