Man accused of trying to force 11-year-old boy into sex act

Anthony Bryant (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Anthony Bryant (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A local man is facing charges after police say he tried to force an 11-year-old boy into a sex act.

Anthony Bryant, 26, is charged with attempted rape and kidnapping.

According to the arrest report, Bryant grabbed the child by the arm as he was riding his bicycle and forced him into a secluded spot. He then pulled out a pocket knife and threatened to cut the victim's throat if he did not perform a sex act on him.

The incident happened Friday night in the 4300 block of Dalehurst Drive in Green Township.

The victim says he was able to push the suspect away and escape.

Bryant was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center. His bond was set at $150,000.

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