Father and Son Arrested for Child Sex Abuse
Lynn and Bryan Payne have been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing 2 young girls. Detectives believe there may be more victims. Below is the press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
Detectives have arrested a father and son for sexually abusing young girl and fear there may be more victims who have not come forth. Detectives believe that Bryan Martin Payne, 46, of 9120 SW Washington Drive in Metzger, had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with at least two different girls who were under 10 years of age. Detectives arrested Mr. Payne on July 12, 2013, originally charging him with two counts of First Degree Sexual Penetration. Bryan Payne was lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $500,000 bail.
On the same day, July 12, 2013, Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Bryan Payne’s father, Lynn Coy Payne, 72, who lives with Bryan, for sexually abusing the same two girls. Lynn Payne was lodged in the Washington County Jail, he is charged with two counts of First Degree Sexual Penetration and Sodomy. He is currently held on $500,000 bail.
The abuse primarily occurred at their Metzger home over the last two to three years. It was not uncommon for Bryan to provide babysitting services for friends and neighbors. The Washington County Sex Crime Detectives strongly believe there are additional victims of unreported sex crimes committed by Bryan and Lynn Payne.
Bryan and Lynn Payne were arraigned this afternoon at the Washington County Law
Enforcement Center. They both plead not guilty to the crimes listed. There are more
charges possible as the cases develop.
Detectives are seeking the public’s help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 846-2500.