A suspect in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case is now a target of sex-crime investigation by local and state police in Georgia, officials said Friday.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was first contacted on July 15 to “initiate a sex crimes investigation based on allegations made against William ‘Roddie’ Bryan, Jr.,” the state police agency said in a statement.
“The investigation is active and ongoing,” according to the GBI statement. A representative for the bureau declined to elaborate on the probe.
The GBI later said those alleged crimes happened in Camden County, Georgia. A Camden County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Friday the investigation is being run by state police and his agency is not involved.
Bryan’s lawyer Kevin Gough did not immediately respond to a phone call and email requesting comment.
Bryan is one of three men being charged in connection to Arbery’s slaying.
Blayne Alexander contributed.