January 25, 2021

Local man arrested, charged with enticing a minor

(Franklin, GA) — A Franklin man is in the Heard County jail following his arrest on charges of enticing a minor.

Joe Randall Bryan, age 56, was arrested last Saturday after allegedly attempting to solicit a minor female under the age of 16 for the purpose of committing sexual acts.

Joe Randall Bryan

Joe Randall Bryan

According to a report by lead HCSO investigator Sgt. Dan Boswell, one of the victim’s parents called 911 to alert authorities about the exploitation of their daughter.

In addition to meeting with her, allegations indicate that Bryan communicated with the victim electronically and left candy for her in the mailbox at her home.

Although no physical contact is believed to have taken place, Boswell states the case is still an active investigation.

Bryan is officially charged with ‘Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes,’ a charge that carries a sentence of 10-30 years upon conviction by the state of Georgia.

As of Friday afternoon, no bond had been issued in the case.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further information as it becomes available.


  1. Dirty Pig !!

  2. Chasity Rhodes says

    Not our co worker smh sick individual

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