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Child sex abuse case goes to grand jury

41-year-old Bryan Matthew Thompson of Grand Bay was booked into the Mobile Metro Jail for one count each of rape 1st, sodomy 1st, sexual torture, production of child pornography, and five counts of possession of child pornography. Photo: MCSO 41-year-old Bryan Matthew Thompson of Grand Bay was booked into the Mobile Metro Jail for one count each of rape 1st, sodomy 1st, sexual torture, production of child pornography, and five counts of possession of child pornography. Photo: MCSO
MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) -

The case of a Grand Bay man charged with rape and producing child pornography is headed to a grand jury.
Bryan Thompson's case first gained attention because it took investigators two years to arrest him after receiving a tip that he was looking at child pornography.
Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson told FOX10 News, the delay was because a lack of funding and a back up in the system. 

In January, agents arrested Thompson and charged him with rape, sodomy, sexual torture, three counts of production of child pornography and another three counts of possession of child pornography. 
Thompson's preliminary hearing was waived in court Monday morning.
Patterson said there's enough evidence to send to a grand jury.
She also said the delay in Thompson's arrest is still concerning, but she is very confident in the case she has against him.

"This involves possession of pornography, of random children, kind of a large collection of it, but it also, the state alleges, includes homemade child pornography that was uploaded onto the internet. Fortunately, finally, the computer got analyzed and we were able to make the arrest but you know it just concerns me because i work with children and we left a child potentially in danger," Patterson said. 

Thompson will remain behind bars with no bond.
FOX10 News also reached out to Thompson's lawyer for comment but have not yet received a response. 

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