ROCKINGHAM — A registered sex offender is back behind bars, accused of having sex with a pre-teen.
According to warrants issued Sept. 21, 35-year-old Brandon Lee Reynolds engaged in sex offenses with a child under the age of 13. The exact age is not listed in the warrants.
The warrants identify the alleged victim only by initials.
Reynolds is charged by the Rockingham Police Department with three counts each of first-degree statutory sexual offense and crime against nature, and one count of taking indecent liberties with a child.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail on Sept. 22 and is being held on a $1 million bond. His court date is scheduled for Oct. 5.
(Note: Online jail records show the charges as being from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond County Schools Special Police. Warrants had not been publicly available as of Sept. 28.)
Reynolds is also being held without bond, awaiting a hearing, for a parole violation.
Records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction show Reynolds was convicted of attempted second-degree forcible rape in 2018 and served less than two years in prison.
According to the N.C. Sex Offender Registry, Reynolds was 28 at the time of the incident and the victim was 11.
He was released on Feb. 24, 2020 and his parole was set to end Feb. 22, 2025.
The Sex Offender Registry lists no violations, however court documents show that Reynolds has a pending charge of failing to report a new address from 2021.
A release order also prohibits Reynolds from having any contact with the alleged victim in the current case.
State records show Reynolds was first convicted in 2004 on misdemeanor charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and violation of a court order.
In 2013, Reynolds was convicted of assault on a female.
Following his 2020 release from prison, Reynolds went back on a three-month reimprison violation.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.