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Greer man sentenced 15 years for sex assault

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Published on Thursday, September 8, 2022

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James Roy Bryant sentenced to 15 years in prison.
 

Spartanburg County Solicitors Office

James Roy Bryant sentenced to 15 years in prison.

 

A Greer man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and 5 years of probation after he admitted to sexually assaulting a child.

James Roy Bryant, 42, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor in June. On Tuesday, Circuit Judge Mark Hayes issued a 15-year prison sentence on the second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and a consecutive 15-year prison sentence that was suspended to 5 years of probation on the third-degree criminal sexual with a minor charges.

Bryant will have to register as a sex offender and be listed on the Central Registry of Abuse and Neglect. He will also be on lifetime GPS monitoring.

Sentencing was deferred to allow for the completion of a psychosexual evaluation.

The 10-year-old victim’s sister reported the crime to Greer police on Dec. 28, 2019. At her forensic interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Spartanburg, the victim described the sexual assault in detail.

“I hope the sentence helps the victim in her recovery from a horrific experience,” Assistant Solicitor Wendy Hallford said.

Bryant’s prior criminal record included convictions for possession of a controlled substance, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, probation revocation, and third-degree assault and battery.

 

 

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