17 + 13 + Alleged Sex = Criminal charges

Having sex with a 13-year-old this month was alleged of an older teen, arrested by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor was the charge served on James Caleb Gilliam of 3945 Indian Creek Road, Kinards. Investigator Michael Crockett alleges Gilliam committed or attempted to commit the “lewd or lascivious act” on July 11th for personal gratification. James Gilliam was being held in the Johnson Detention Center overnight, pending a bond hearing today.