SOMERSET, KY - Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck is reporting that on Saturday, December 18, 2021, Detective Matt Bryant with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to a 911 call in Bronston, Kentucky of a possible child sexual abuse case. Detective Matt Bryant arrived at the residence and made contact with Edward Charles Bailey, age 35, of Bronston, Kentucky.
Detective Matt Bryant, through his investigation at the residence, arrested Edward Charles Bailey at the residence and charged him with:
- Sexual Abuse, 1st Degree, Victim Under 12 Years of Age
On December 28, 2021, Detective Matt Bryant secured an arrest warrant for Mr. Bailey charging him with an additional charge of:
- Retaliating Against a Participant in Legal Process
On December 29, 2021, at 1:30 PM, Edward Bailey appeared before Pulaski District Court for a Preliminary Hearing in which Detective Matt Bryant testified.
At the end of the hearing probable cause was found to send the case to the Pulaski County Grand Jury.
The case will be presented by Detective Matt Bryant and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office soon to a Grand Jury for possible indictment.
Edward Bailey has been lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center where is remains as of this press release.
Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Deputy Trent Massey is assisting Detective Bryant with the investigation.
Detective Matt Bryant continues the investigation.
Major Jeff Hancock
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office