Upstate man arrested for child sex crimes after prison release


GREER, S.C. (WSPA) — An Upstate man is accused of sexually abusing a child over a three-year period. 

Greer Police Department charged Johnathan Jared Sarratt, 29, of Taylors with two counts each of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Sarratt is also charged with two counts of child neglect. 

Arrest warrants say the victim was younger than 5 when Sarratt abused him from 2014 to 2017. 

Sarratt reportedly dated the child’s mother.

Greer Police Lt. Patrick Fortenberry said the warrants were served on Sarratt while he was incarcerated by the S.C. Department of Corrections. Following his prison release, Sarratt was arrested on the child sex abuse and neglect charges.

Jail records show Sarratt was booked Tuesday into the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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