ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Odessa police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested and is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl numerous times and setting her backpack on fire after she refused to have sex with him.
Authorities say Brandon Lee Ross is held on three bonds of $50,000. The Odessa American reports he was arrested by state police Wednesday.
Police say the assault was first reported in September, a month after the backpack fire occurred.
He's charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child. He's also charged with arson for the backpack fire. All three charges are second-degree felonies.