Odessa Police Charge Man in Connection to Arson & Sexual Assault Investigation
DATE: November 1, 2017
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Arson “Felony 2” & Sexual Assault of a Child “Felony 2”
DATE/TIME REPORTED: September 17, 2017
Odessa Police have charged Brandon Lee Ross, date of birth 08/30/1996, with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child “2nd Degree Felony” and Arson “2nd Degree Felony”.
On September 17, 2017, a sexual assault was reported to the Odessa Police Department. Investigation revealed that a 16-year-old female had been sexually assaulted by a known person, identified as Ross.
Investigation revealed that Ross sexually assaulted the 16-year-old on multiple occasions. On 8-27-17, Ross became upset with the 16-year-old after she refused to have sex with him. Ross then grabbed her backpack and set it on fire, consuming all of the property inside.
Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, OPD detectives obtained three warrants for Ross, who was eventually charged and arrested accordingly.