Man gets 3 years in prison for lewd act on minor

Christopher Bryan

A 34-year-old Cottageville man was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in Charleston County General Sessions Courot to lewd act upon a minor.

Circuit Judge Markley Dennis sentenced Christopher Bryan of Pierce Road to 10 years, then suspended that sentence to three years, meaning Bryan will not have to serve the remaining seven years if he serves five years of probation without incident.

An arrest report says Bryan assaulted a girl when she was between the ages of 11 and 13.