Former 'The Young and the Restless' actor Corey Sligh convicted of child molestation
Sligh has not yet been sentenced in Cherokee County, Georgia but faces five to 20 years in prison, according to District Attorney Shannon Wallace
Actor Corey Seth Sligh, who did a stint on CBS soap opera 'The Young and the Restless,' was convicted for molesting a minor in Georgia, even as he faces similar charges in Florida.
The 30-year-old actor was convicted by a Cherokee County jury on June 28, on one count of molesting a child younger than 10. Sligh has not yet been sentenced in Cherokee County, but faces five to 20 years in prison, according to District Attorney Shannon Wallace.
Furthermore, Bill Bishop, chief assistant state attorney for Okaloosa County, Florida revealed that Sligh is facing trial on similar charges in that state and faces "one count of lewd and lascivious molestation", which could land him a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, Cherokee Tribune reported on Wednesday.
The incident for which Sligh was convicted in Cherokee county had occurred in March 2016. It was reported to the Cherokee Sheriff's Office detectives back in September on 2016, by the girl's parents.
The charges of molestation in Florida were reported just a month after his arrest in Cherokee, and it stems from incidents that allegedly occurred in June and July of that year, during a family trip. Sligh told TMZ at the time that he was innocent.
So far, Sligh's career in the entertainment industry - as per IMDb - includes a web comedy series called 'All About Lizzie' in 2012, and his name is also credited as “creepy party goer No. 2” in the 2008 film 'God is Dead.' He is also listed as an executive producer of the 2013 TV movie 'Single Shelley,' even though no further information about the movie has been enlisted there.
According to TMZ and other entertainment news reports, Sligh's brief stint on the show "The Young and the Restless" dates back to 2014, where he had appeared as an extra on the long-running CBS soap opera.
Sligh had gained massive media attention in November 2014, when he was hit by a car while walking through a Rite aid parking spot on Thanksgiving, reports Hollywood Life. As per prosecutors, the people in the vehicle had been speeding and got angry when Sligh and his girlfriend asked them to slow down.
What followed was the suspects smashing Sligh with the car door and then beating him up. Sligh had then been taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was treated for several injuries and a broken arm.