Crimetracker: Alcoa man faces statutory rape, sexual exploitation charges

ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A 47 year-old Alcoa man faces multiple charges of sexual misconduct with a minor. Steven Leroy Myers was charged with statutory rape by an authority figure and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, the Alcoa Police Dept. announced on Thursday.

He is being held on bonds totaling $75,000 and is set to appear in cout on March 18.

Last Friday, Alcoa police officers were called to the Grayson Apartments around 6:30 p.m. on reports of an adult having sexual relations with a minor, according to police. Following a preliminary investigation, Myers was taken into investigative custody.

Following an investigation that weekend, he was initially charged with two counts contributing or encouraging the delinquacy of a child and one count of contributing to or encouraging unruly behavior of a child.

Digging deeper, investigators turned up allegations of sexual abuse, leading to the new charges. Police added that the Dept. of Children Services has taken the victim and "any other endangered minors" into protective custody.

Anyone with information pertaining tothe case is asked to call the Alcoa Police Dept. at 85-580-4964.


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