Brandon Miles Ross
Photo: Coweta County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Army recruiter allegedly had sex with underage high school student

A U.S. Army recruiter was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sexual relations with a girl under 16 years old he met during a high school recruiting event, Newnan police confirmed.

Brandon Miles Ross, 26, has been charged with statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, giving alcohol to a minor and enticing a child for indecent purposes, Newnan police Sgt. Greg VanSant said.

Ross allegedly met the teenager during a recruiting event at Newnan High School, and despite her telling Ross her age, he requested her phone number and email, VanSant said.

Ross allegedly brought her to his apartment, provided her alcohol and engaged in sexual acts with her on March 22 and March 23, VanSant said.

The student told a school resource officer at her high school, prompting police to interview Ross and search his apartment after he denied knowledge of meeting her, VanSant said.

Investigators said the student was able to accurately describe the interior of his apartment, including the specific kind of alcohol he gave her, VanSant said.

Ross was arrested at the Army Recruiting Office in Peachtree City with the assistance of Peachtree City Police, VanSant said.

He is in the Coweta County Jail and was denied bond.

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