Tampa man accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A Tampa man was jailed early Thursday on charges that he molested a young boy who was the son of a female acquaintance, according to police.

Bryan Christopher Bertrand, 21, was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail on multiple charges.

Late Wednesday, Bertrand was with the 13-year-old victim in a Tampa home, according to an arrest affidavit. He escorted the boy to a bedroom, where he put his hands down the boy's pants, police said.

At the same time, the boy's mother arrived home and walked to the bedroom when she heard a bed squeaking, according to the report. After she saw what was happening, her son told her what had taken place, police said.

When police questioned him, Bertrand admitted to touching the boy inappropriately, police said.

He was charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and held in jail on $22,500 bail.

Tampa man accused of molesting 13-year-old boy 08/01/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:23pm]

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