Alcoa man charged with several counts of sex with child

Alcoa man charged with several counts of sex with child

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Steven Leroy Myers (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Steven Leroy Myers (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

MARYVILLE (WATE) - An Alcoa man is accused of having sex with a child.

Steven Leroy Myers, 47, was arrested after an investigation began Friday. He is charged with statutory rape by an authority figure, incest and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. 

Alcoa police say Myers was initially charged with two counts of contributing or encouraging the delinquency of a child and one count of contributing to or encouraging unruly behavior of a child.

During an interviews with the victim and witnesses, more allegations were made. The charges of sexual abuse were added Wednesday.

The child and other juveniles have been placed in protective custody by the Department of Children's Services.

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