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Lexington police are concerned there may be other victims of accused sexual predator

Lexington, SC 07/14/2022 – On Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, Chief Terrence Green of the Lexington Police Department announced the arrest of Michael Bruce Worthy, age 32 of Lexington, for sexually assaulting a juvenile. This incident occurred on Monday, July 11, 2022.


Chief Green said in a statement that during the investigation into this incident, detectives found that Worthy had been at the home of a family friend. While there, he engaged in unwanted and unlawful sexual contact with a fifteen-year-old girl. When interviewed, Michael Worthy admitted to sexually assaulting the juvenile to include intentionally touching her genitalia with his hands.

Due to what detectives have found through their investigation into this case, there are concerns that there may be other juvenile victims who have also been sexually assaulted by Michael Worthy.


If you have information about or need to report any unlawful sexual conduct involving Michael Worthy, please contact Detective Earl Alewine at 803-358-7262 or ealewine@lexsc.com.


At the conclusion of his interview, Michael Worthy was arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 2nd Degree and transported to the Lexington County Detention Center.


When seen by a judge at Lexington County Bond Court, he was given a bond of $75,000 with the restrictions of having no contact with the victim, the victim’s family, or anyone under the age of 18. As of 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon, jail records indicate that Worthy was no longer in the detention center.


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