FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — An Alabama man accused of sexually abusing a girl over a three-year period is facing a Forsyth County judge this week, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Scottie Lamar Myrick, 47, of Gadsden, Ala., is charged with one count of felony child abuse involving a sexual act, 23 counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, 13 counts of statutory rape and eight counts of sexual offense with a child.
During opening statements Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Pansy Glanton said Myrick sexually abused the girl and performed sexual acts on her. She added that the abuse allegedly began in 2006 when Myrick lived in Forsyth county.
Glanton told the court the abuse began when the girl was 12 and lasted until she was 15.
The victim told her aunt about the abuse in 2014 and Glanton said the aunt reported the allegations to the sheriff’s office.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Glanton said that there is no physical evidence in this case.
The trial is scheduled to last through the end of the week.