Real Stories Project

05/02/10: Man, 28, meets girl, 14


ABC 6


Tuscaloosa County sheriff's deputies have charged a 28-year-old Ohio man with sex-related crimes after he was found in the bedroom of a teenager.

Matthew Brandon Rogers faces charges of soliciting a child by computer, second-degree sexual abuse, enticing a child and possession of child pornography.

He was being held on Tuesday in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $66,000 bail.

Sheriff Ted Sexton said the mother of a 14-year-old Duncanville girl found Rogers in her daughter's bedroom on Sunday.

The mother held Rogers at gunpoint while she notified authorities. Deputies took him into custody.

The sheriff said Rogers befriended the girl on an Internet chat room and late last week left his home in the Cincinnati metro area and drove to Tuscaloosa.