Clark sentenced to 20 Years

An Upstate sex offender will spend the next 20 years behind bars.  Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that Anthony Roy Clark pled guilty in Anderson General Sessions Court to two counts of assault and battery in the first degree and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Honorable Alex Macaulay sentenced him to 10 years on each assault and battery charge to be served consecutively and to 3 years suspended to 5 years’ probation on the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge. Clark will also be required to register as a sex offender. In May of 2012, law enforcement received a report of alleged criminal sexual conduct by Clark, which took place in 2010. The incidents occurred while the victim, who was 10 years old at the time, was visiting a relative who was in a relationship with Clark, who in turn made admissions to law enforcement regarding the incidents.  “Anthony Clark’s actions are among the most despicable an adult can do to a child,” said Solicitor Adams.  “With a 20 year prison sentence and a lifetime of being registered as a sex offender in front of him, it is our hope that he will never again have the opportunity to be a menace to the children in our community.” The Tenth Judicial Circuit includes Anderson and Oconee counties.