Bryant Paul Pruett is being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of sexual battery of a child between the ages of 16 to 17 and use of a child in sexually exploitative material after Garden City police say he had illegal sexual contact with teenager several times over the past several months.
Garden City police began their investigation of the 24-year-old Pruett after being tipped off about the case last weekend, officials said Thursday.
Police say Pruett and the teen are known to each other and that the illegal sexual contact occurred at more than one place in Garden City.
A safety plan was put into place over the weekend while detectives investigated the case. Officers developed enough probable cause to arrest Pruett Wednesday. Police also found illegal images on Pruetts cell phone, according to reports.
Pruett will make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon.
The crime of sexual battery of a child between the ages of 16 to 17 is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.