Lebanon faces multiple charges involving crimes against a child

A Lebanon man is facing multiple counts of sex crimes involving a child. The investigation began in May when a young girl reported that she was being sexually abused. When the girl was interviewed she claimed that she was threatened with a belt if she didn’t perform sex acts on the suspect. She also claimed that he recorded it on his phone. The suspect then allegedly offered her money and told her he would take her to Walmart to get something for doing it. The victim told authorities that he did this multiple times over a period of a couple of years. During the investigation, law enforcement located multiple videos and images on his phone. 30 year old Brandon Scott Ford is charged with 6 counts of statutory sodomy, 3 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and 3 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and use of a child in a sexual performance. Ford is being held without bond, and has entered a plea of not guilty.