AG Hawley Announces Cole County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Nov 16, 2018, 09:49 AM
Nov 16, 2018, 09:48 AM

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Dorian Bryant, 46, stipulated to being a sexually violent predator in the Circuit Court of Cole County, on Wednesday.

Bryant has a lengthy criminal history including violent crimes and drug offenses. In 1999, while on probation for another violent offense, Bryant committed first-degree sexual misconduct by grabbing a woman in a parking lot on the way to her vehicle. Only months later, Bryant forced himself on a woman inside her apartment and was convicted of attempted forcible rape. In 2011, Bryant exposed himself to a five year old girl and her mother in a toy store parking lot. He received a conviction for sexual misconduct involving a child.

The Missouri Department of Corrections found that Bryant suffered from mental disorders causing an attraction to nonconsensual sexual activity and antisocial behavior.

“Those who abuse Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Hawley said. “Cole County is safer because of this commitment.”

The Honorable Robert Schollmeyer signed an order committing Bryant to the custody of the Department of Mental Health for treatment until such time he is safe to be at large. The case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Katharine Dolin.