Lewd Behavior with Child Alleged

  The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Greenwood County man yesterday on charges of having lewd contact with a child between and 6 and 14 years ago. 55-year-old Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Pearson of 365 Callison Way, Troy is charged with having committed a Lewd Act with a Minor under age 16. Cpl Johnson states that an investigation indicates that between January 13, 1999 and January 13, 2007 in Laurens County Thomas Jefferson Pearson did willfully and lewdly commit a lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body of a person under 16, at one point 4-years-old, with intent to arouse or gratify the lust or passions or sexual desires of himself.

Mr. Pearson was being held for arraignment on the charge.