Sex Crime Charges

A Clinton man was arrested yesterday by Clinton Public Safety on sex crime charges. 40-year-old Steven Wesley Rhinehart of Apartment 7 at 1321 South Broad, Clinton was served with two warrants alleging or relating to allegedly committing a Lewd Act on a Minor Child. A warrant alleges that from June 1st until August 27th Steven Wesley Rhinehardt allegedly did willfully and lewdly commit, or attempt to commit, an act upon or with the body of a child under the age of 16 with the intent or arousing, appealing to or gratifying the lust, passions or sexual desires of himself or the minor child. Bonds were set at $75,000 on each charge. Bond conditions also stipulate that if released he is to have GPS monitoring and is not to be alone with minor children. Steven Wesley Rhinehardt was transferred to the Johnson Detention Center, where he remained this morning under bonds totaling $150,000.