Raleigh man accused of sex crimes with multiple children dating back to 2012

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A Raleigh man accused of child sex crimes is in jail under an $11 million bond.

Bruce Ryan Tyler, 41, of Raleigh, will face a Wake County judge Wednesday.

Tyler was arrested in April and already in custody on a charge of first-degree sex offense with a child when Raleigh police charged him with new child sex crimes Tuesday.

According to the new arrest warrants filed this week, the crimes involve three different victims, all under the age of 13, stemming back to 2012.

The offenses involving two of the children took place between January 2012 and November 2015.

Then, from December 2015 to Tyler's arrest in April of this year, Raleigh police officers said he committed statutory sex offenses with a child who was between 6-10 years old.

In total, Tyler is facing eight criminal charges, including illegal possession of a firearm and drugs. He was arrested and held on a bond of $11.04 million.

Raleigh police officers were unable to tell Eyewitness News the gender of the victims, whether the victims knew Tyler beforehand, or how investigators learned of the alleged crimes.
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