Joey Leaphart goes directly back to jail on bench warrants
Bench warrants send Leaphart back to jail
AIKEN — Joey Leaphart is back in the news again — this time, for bench warrants that are finally being served.
You may remember that he was arrested two previous times this year alone for sexual assault: once in Grovetown, Ga. and once in Aiken.
Now, the 44-year-old known for having a foot fetish (not nearly as wicked as mine, of course!) has been served long-awaited bench warrants from the Aiken Department of Public Safety, although ADPS hasn’t elaborated what the warrants were for.
Mr. Leaphart is now at the Aiken County Jail for the second time in four months. You can see WRDW’s interview with Mr. Leaphart by clicking on this link.
Man arrested for soliciting sex from 14-year-old girl…on Craigslist
CHARLESTON — A Charleston County man is in the clink for using Craigslist to solicit sex from a 14-year-old girl.
Deputies said that the 32-year-old man arrived at an undisclosed location to rape a girl he met on Craigslist who he thought was 14, but was really an undercover Charleston Police Office deputy.
The suspect made contact with an online Craigslist ad in the Casual Encounters/Personals section created by a CPO detective who was posing as a teenage girl.
The suspect then made his way on Thursday to sexually assault the “minor”, but was apprehended.
He confessed to a CPO deputy that “his intention was to have sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl”. Deputies admitted that the ad was created to combat sexual exploitation of children on the internet.
Brian Scott Stephenson, 32, was arrested Thursday by the Charleston Police Office and charged with attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He is at the Charleston County Jail on $100,000.00 bond.