A 30-year-old man allegedly admits to rape and sodomy with a teenage girl for months

A 30-year-old Sandy man is in jail after allegedly admitting to having sexual contact with a 14-year-old Sandy girl during a seven-month period.

Sandy police launched an investigation at the request of the Department of Human Services because it had been told of an affair involving the girl.

Frederick Christopher BryanFrederick Christopher Bryan initially was accused of second-degree rape and sodomy and held in the Clackamas County Jail on $500,000 bail.

But the Clackamas County district attorney was unable to pursue Measure 11 crimes and instead is prosecuting Bryan on three counts of third-degree rape and three counts of third-degree sodomy. His bail was reduced to $50,000.

According to police, the early investigation was hindered by false information, but the circumstances became clear during later conversations with the girl and Bryan.

Police took Bryan into custody at his apartment in the 39600 block of Dubarko Road.

Police say Bryan, the father of three, referred to the 14-year-old victim as “my girlfriend,” and told investigators that their age difference shouldn’t matter because they were in love.

“I never meant to hurt anyone,” he told police. “But the more I think about it, our love was because she’s a 14-year-old girl and doesn’t know better.”

Statements from the girl suggest Bryan knew her age from the start.

“She told me she had conversations (with Bryan) almost daily about the consequences if they were to get caught,” the officer stated in his report. “(The girl) told me Bryan knew he could go to prison.”

During the seven-month relationship they had sex up to three times a week, the girl told police.

The police report quotes Bryan as expressing regret for what happened.

“When I found out (her age),” he said, “I should have let her go. I never should have let her grow up so fast.”

Asked about the consequences, Bryan said they were necessary.

“I knowingly and willingly committed a crime at that point (when he learned her age).”

At press time, nearly three weeks after being arrested, Bryan was still in custody at the Clackamas County Jail.

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