Child rape suspect mental tests sought

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner Staff

FARMINGTON — A plea deal is still in the works for a man accused of sexually abusing three girls when he was a juvenile, but his attorney wants a mental health evaluation finished before they go forward.

Michael Edwards said his client, Bryan Garth Gee, needs to have the evaluation done so the prosecutor can review it.

Gee, 25, is charged with six counts of rape of a child, three counts of sexual abuse of a child, four counts of sodomy upon a child, one count of rape and one count of forcible sodomy. He appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday.

Clinton police learned of the alleged abuse after the victims revealed it to their therapist. Two of the victims are adults now and one is a minor.

Police said the victims told police Gee was younger than 18 when the abuse started and continued after he turned 18.

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