Brandon Tanner

Brandon Tanner

Thirty-eight-year-old Brandon Tanner of Auburn was arrested Dec. 19, 2018, and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under the age of 12) and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (illegal sex act under the age of 16).

Tanner was indicted for the alleged crimes Dec. 14 by a Logan County Grand Jury.

First Count

According to the indictment on or between July 1 and Sept. 4, 2018, in Logan County, and being against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Tanner knowingly and unlawfully committed the offense of sexual abuse in the first degree when he subjected another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent because she is less than 12-years-old when he touched a juvenile's vagina with his hand for sexual gratification.

Second Count

According to the indictment on or between July 1 and Sept. 4, 2018, in Logan County, and being against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Tanner knowingly and unlawfully committed the offense of sexual abuse in the first degree when he subjected another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent because she is less than 12-years-old when he touched a juvenile's breasts with his hand for sexual gratification.

Third Count

According to the indictment on or between July 1 and Sept. 4, 2018, in Logan County, and being against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Tanner knowingly and unlawfully induced, assisted or caused a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity when he engaged in illegal sexual contact with an 11-year-old, being less than 16-years-old.

Tanner was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center under a $40,000 cash bond. He is currently out of jail. He was arraigned Thursday, Jan. 3.

The function of the Grand Jury is to determine whether there is sufficient competent evidence to believe that a crime has been committed by a specific individual. This does not mean those individuals are guilty of a crime. The innocence or guilt is finally determined by a petit jury at trial.