A $55,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Bibb County deputy accused of offering a 14-year-old girl money for sex.
Kenneth Lee Brown, 49, was charged Tuesday with enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, aggravated assault, a gun charge and violating his oath.
Sheriff David Davis said he fired Brown on Wednesday following criminal and Internal Affairs investigations.
“Law enforcement is going to do the right thing,” he said. “I’m not going to tolerate any of our deputies breaking the law.”
While the police report wasn’t released Wednesday, Davis said evidence showed that alcohol may have been involved in the episode. Brown’s personnel and Internal Affairs records also were not available Wednesday.
Macon lawyer Travis Griffin stood at Brown’s side during his Wednesday hearing in Bibb County Magistrate Court.
Brown waived his right to a commitment hearing, a time when investigators testify about why they arrested a person.
After the hearing, Griffin said he hasn’t been retained to represent Brown and had only spoken with him for a few minutes.
He declined further comment.
Arrest warrants allege that Brown went to apartments in the 2000 block of Old Clinton Road about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and groped the girl while allegedly offering her money, saying, “I want to buy some” sex.
He allegedly pointed a gun at the girl and another person during the encounter, according to the warrants.
Brown was hired as a Macon police officer in 2005. When the police merged with the sheriff’s office in January, Brown became a deputy.
His most recent post was on patrol, Davis said.
Contact writer Amy Leigh Womack at 744-4398.