Richfield registered sex offender convicted of sexually assaulting two teens

Published on August 11, 2017 at 08:56AM

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A registered sex offender from Richfield is convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 13 and 16, while also providing them with methamphetamine, police say.

The court was informed that Jared Patrick Brian was making “excellent” progress seven months ago while on probation from his previous conviction.

Brian, 34, is scheduled to appear in 6th District Court on Sept. 12 for sentencing on his latest case.

Brian was convicted last month of aggravated sex abuse of a child with a prior conviction, a first-degree felony; and unlawful sexual conduct with a 16-year-old, a third-degree felony. By pleading guilty to those charges, additional charges of rape of a child, sexual exploitation of a minor, drug distribution and another count of unlawful sexual conduct with a 16-year-old were dismissed, according to court records.

In November, a 13-year-old girl reported that she had been sexually abused by Brian, who also provided her with methamphetamine and alcohol on multiple occasions, according to charging documents.

The girl said she had a 16-year-old friend who had also been sexually abused by Brian and that at least one of the incidents was recorded on Brian’s cellphone, the charges state.

The next day, police served a search warrant at Brian’s residence where they found drugs, drug paraphernalia and seized at least six cellphones, a flash drive and a video camera, charging documents state. Investigators found several videos of Brian having sex with a girl on one of the phones, according to the charges, and were able to identify the girl as a 16-year-old.