Warrants: Man charged after accused of groping 13-year-old girl, helping minor consume marijuana


Landrum Police Department has issued warrants for the arrest of an Upstate man accused of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Warrants said 55-year-old John Steve Pierce of Landrum has been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, commit/attempt lewd act with a victim under 16 years of age, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Warrants said that between July 1 and July 14, Pierce pulled down the shirt of a 13-year-old girl, kissed her neck and breast area and also rubbed her vaginal area over her clothing, in the city of Spartanburg.

A second warrant said that between June 26 and July 14, Pierce caused a minor to consume marijuana in Spartanburg as well.

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