Pattonsburg Man Accused of Multiple Child Molestion Crimes Enters Plea

The Pattonsburg man who is accused of 14 crimes including child molestation entered a plea on Tuesday.

Steven Dale Lawrence previously requested a change of venue after already having waived a formal arraignment and entering a plea of not guilty. He has waived the arraignment in this new venue and once again has plead not guilty to 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.

At the request of the defendant, the case has been continued to 9/14/2021 at 9:00 a.m. for plea or trial setting.