Former Knox police officers indicted in teen alcohol and porn case

Former Knoxville police officers indicted in teen alcohol and porn case

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Nicky Bryant (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Nicky Bryant (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Donald Clark (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Donald Clark (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two former Knoxville police officers are indicted on charges relating to watching pornography with two teen girls and giving them alcohol in 2009.

Nicky Ray Bryant, 42, was indicted for sexual exploitation of a minor and furnishing alcohol to a child.

The indictment said Bryant had more than 100 images of child porn. Investigators with the Knox County Sheriff's Office said they found the images in a search of Bryant's home on Blaine Lane in March.

Bryant was arrested Friday morning after a Knox County grand jury handed down the indictments.

Bryant and Donald Scott Clark are indicted on four counts of giving alcohol to the teens in July 2009, two counts for each girl.

Both men resigned from the police department in July 2009 after the accusations came to light in court documents.

Officers with the Knox County Sheriff's Office investigated the men.

Detective Amy Delgado wrote in a court affidavit that one of the girls claimed Bryant and Clark gave them alcohol more than once and they would "dance with their shirts off and bikini tops on."

One of the girls told Detective Delgado that Bryant picked them up and took them to his house frequently. They even stayed overnight at times. She said she slept in the same bed with Bryant sometimes, but nothing sexual happened.

The girl also told investigators she started watching pornography at Bryant's house when she was 11 or 12 and it was on his computer in a spare bedroom. The former officers watched the pornography with the girls, she said.

Bryant is being held at the Knox County Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond.

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