A Wisconsin man accused at being at the center of a Tennessee teen’s disappearance now faces more charges.
Bryan Rogers, 31, faces two new federal charges of knowingly transporting the teen across state lines for the purpose of committing sexual assault of a child.
Rogers was previously charged with persuading the minor to engage in sexual conduct for the purpose of capturing it on video, then transporting the video across state lines; as well as lying to the FBI about not having any in-person contact with the teen.
Court documents say Rogers met the teen through an online game wherein the teen told Rogers she was being sexually assaulted by her adoptive father. Rogers then allegedly persuaded the girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct and make a video recording, which she then sent to Rogers.
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Rogers is then accused of traveling to Tennessee and then returning to Wisconsin with the girl.
The Monroe County teen went missing on January 13 before being found in Wisconsin over two weeks later.
Investigators say the teen contacted the FBI’s office in St. Louis, Missouri while the investigation into their disappearance was underway.
According to investigators, an FBI tip led authorities to the home of Rogers, who lives with his mother, in Madison, Wisconsin – where the teen was found.
Rogers was arrested and charged with abduction and/or child taking by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, on the same day it was released the teen had been found.
Randall Lee Pruitt, 41, the teen’s adoptive father, was arrested and charged with rape in the missing Monroe County teen case. An arrest warrant says videos of Pruitt engaging in sexual activity with the girl were found on her phone.