A Mount Airy resident has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Mark D. Bryant, 42, of 395 McBride Road in Mount Airy, was booked at the Surry County Detention Center on July 2 on the charges.
Bryant has remained at the detention center while he awaits a court appearance on Aug. 18. He is being held on $25,000 bond.
According to Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson authorities received a report that Bryant had allegedly “inappropriately touched an underage girl” on June 29.
Atkinson said that detectives worked with the district attorney, eventually determining that two counts of indecent liberties with a minor was the appropriate charge. Atkinson said that the Surry County Sheriff’s Department arrested Bryant on July 2.
Bryant has previous convictions in Alleghany County for the possession and sale of a “Schedule VI” controlled substance. Bryant received a suspended sentence and probation for that 1992 crime.