Easley offender charged in assault

Young girl lured into woods, sexually assaulted

EASLEY — A registered sex offender was arrested Friday after Pickens County sheriff’s deputies said he lured a young girl into the woods and sexually assaulted her.

Deputies were called to Apple Hill Road in Easley on Friday in response to a complaint of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Investigators were told that a young girl was enticed away from her home and into a wooded area nearby, where she was sexually assaulted.
The child was treated for her injuries at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Deputies charged Jerry Edward Dudley, 42, of 332 Apple Hill Road, with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under age 11, kidnapping and abuse/inflicting great bodily injury upon a child.

Dudley is actively listed on the South Carolina Sex Offenders Registry stemming from a sexual battery on a victim under age 12 in Florida in 1989.

Dudley was denied bond and is being held at the Pickens County Detention Center.