Pattonsburg Man Accused of Child Molestation Pleads Not Guilty

The Pattonsburg man who has been accused of 14 charges has pleaded not guilty.

Court documents say Steven Dale Lawrence faces two charges of fourth-degree child molestation, third-degree child molestation, second-degree child molestation, first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, and sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15, all felony charges.

Lawrence appeared in custody on April 14 and after waiving a formal arraignment, plead not guilty. The motion for a new judge has been sustain and he will appear before Judge R. Brent Elliott on May 5 at 10 am for plea and trial setting.