Absolutely appalling news about a former Young & the Restless actor was reported out of Florida on Friday. Us Weekly, crediting the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News, reported that actor Corey Sligh has been convicted on one of two counts of child molestation in Georgia and is facing prosecution in Florida.
Sligh was found guilty on one count of molesting a child under the age of 10 in Cherokee County, Georgia. According to district attorney Shannon Wallace, who spoke to the Tribune & Ledger-News, Sligh faces five to 20 years in prison on the felony conviction. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 20.
Us Weekly also noted that Bill Bishop, chief assistant state attorney for Okaloosa County, Florida, said that "one count of lewd and lascivious molestation regarding the same girl — which he still faces in Florida — carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison if he is charged."
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The act of molestation for which Sligh was tried and convicted occurred in March 2016, and the child's parents reported it to Cherokee County authorities in September 2016. Sligh was arrested in October 2016.
Neither Sligh nor his representative has released a statement on his conviction.