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CANTON | Indictment filed against accused killer of Jorelys Rivera

CANTON, Ga. -- According to an indictment filed in Cherokee Superior Court, Ryan Brunn is charged with 13 counts for the murder of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera.

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Brunn, 20,  is charged with murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, cruely to children, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, false imprisonment, abandonment of a dead body, making a false statement and sexual exploitation of children. 

Brunn was a newly hired maintenance man at the River Ridge Apartment Complex in Canton where Rivera disappeared the night of December 2, 2010.

Law enforcement officials, friends and ordinary citizens searched for days in and around the complex looking for Rivera.

Investigators later found Rivera's body in a large, automated trash compactor on the property.

The indictiment details some specifics in the case saying Brunn used both a "hammer-like object" and a knife to beat, stab and kill Rivera.

In count 5, the indictiment said the cruelty included  bounding Rivera "...with plastic ties and by placing a rag into [her] mouth...and by placing duct tape over [her] mouth...".

According to the indictment Brunn lied when asked by investigators whether he had been to the dumpster the night of Rivera's disappearance.

Brunn is charged with sexual exploitation of children because investigators say they found items in his possession that depicted sexually explicit conduct involving a female child under 18. 


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