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Sheriff says one man used porn to groom a child for sexual abuse, while a mom caught another

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Elisha NuñezStaff writer

Two men were arrested Wednesday on separate charges of sexual abuse to a child.

Bryce Conrad Chatland, 55, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said the children involved were girls ages 15 and 13.

One of the parents reported the abuse to the Department of Family Protective Services and her attorney, who notified the sheriff’s office on June 14.

The children were interviewed and said Chatland had been sexually abusing them for several years. 

Officials said the oldest of the two girls said she was sexually abused for at least eight years.

The younger girl also described having been sexually abused and told authorities he showed her pornographic content. Introducing pornography to children, Salazar said, is one way to groom them for abuse. 

The second arrest was Stuart Manuel Rios, 49, who was charged with indecency with a child.

Officers were called to western Bexar County, where a 10-year-old child’s mother said she went into a room of the residence and found Rios acting inappropriately with her child.

She confronted Rios, which caused him to flee the scene, according to deputies.

He was found at a hotel and taken into custody soon after.

Rios provided a partial confession, according to Salazar, in which he acknowledged he “may have done something he shouldn’t have.”

elisha.nunez@express-news.net

2022 Jun 22