Child sex abuse suspect enters not guilty plea

ALABASTER – An Alabaster man recently pleaded not guilty to a sexual abuse charge involving a 4-year-old victim.

Brandon Matthew Bryson, 29, who lists an address on Eddings Lane, pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to one count of sexual abuse of a child younger than the age of 12.

Bryson

According to court documents, Bryson allegedly subjected the victim to sexual contact on April 17, 2016. Bryson’s arrest warrant stated that the victim was 4 years old at the time of the incident.

Sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 is a Class B felony, which can result in a prison sentence of up to 20 years upon conviction.

Bryson was taken into custody by the Alabaster Police Department on May 16, 2016. He was released from the Shelby County Jail on a $15,000 bond on the day of his arrest.

Bryson is scheduled to appear in court before Shelby County Circuit Court Judge William H. Bostick III for a status call at 8:30 a.m. on June 5.