Man charged in Missing Tennessee girl heads to trial

Bryan Rogers arraignment Courtesy: Jim McKiernan
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Federal court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a Madison man charged in connection with a missing Tennessee girl found here in Madison.

Bryan Rogers appeared in federal court on Thursday morning for his arraignment where he stood mute.

A federal grand jury charged Rogers with two counts. Those counts are production of child pornography and false statement. One count of child pornography brings a 15 to 30 year sentence. One count of making a false statement to investigators has a maximum sentence of five years.

Rogers allegedly picked up the teenage girl in Tennessee after they met online.

According to court documents, the teenage girl told Rogers about the sexual assault that happened at home. Rogers then convinced her to send him video proof.

Rogers has been in federal custody since Feb. 4 in the Dane County Jail.

His trial date has been set for July 15.