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    Man accused of sexual abuse, sexual assault involving kids faces 22 charges


    Kanawha County deputies said a St. Albans man is facing multiple sex-related charges involving a 3-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl.

    Michael Scott Bryant , 40, was charged Thursday with 11 counts of first-degree sexual assault and 11 counts of sexual abuse, according to criminal complaints filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

    Deputies said a mother took her 3-year-old daughter to Charleston Area Medical Center Women and Children’s Hospital on April 22 after her daughter complained about pain and claimed Bryant had inappropriate contact with her.

    In February, a deputy went to a Kanawha County school to talk to a counselor about a possible sexual assault. The complaint said a 10-year-old girl had reported that Bryant repeatedly had sexual contact with her.

    On Thursday, Bryant was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court before Magistrate Julie Yeager, who set bond as $100,000 cash only. He was being transported to the South Central Regional Jail.