Residents demand fair trial for man charged sexual misconduct with a minor

KTVL/Riche Garza

Grants Pass residents protest the trial of a man charged with allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a minor.

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Bryan Tucker appeared in court on Wednesday, he is currently facing sixteen felonies including sexual misconduct with a minor.

Tucker's family claim their son was cat-fished by a 12-year-old girl that lied about her age. They believe the girls mother waited until Tucker was considered an adult to file charges.

"We’re here today protesting that this trial is occurring and they're not allowing any defense evidence what so ever. It is all being blocked, " Shawn Tucker, Father of Bryan Tucker said.

Tucker has been in the Josephine County Jail for more than eight months, his bail is currently set at $500,000.

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