CANTON - A former actor charged with child molestation in two states was convicted on one of two counts in Cherokee County and now faces prosecution in Florida.
Corey Seth Sligh, 30, was convicted by a Cherokee County jury on June 28 and faces trial on a similar charge in Florida, said Bill Bishop, chief assistant state attorney for Okaloosa County Florida on Tuesday afternoon.
Bishop said that in Florida, Sligh faces one count of lewd and lascivious molestation, which carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
Sligh has not yet been sentenced in Cherokee County, but faces five to 20 years in prison on the felony child molestation conviction, according to District Attorney Shannon Wallace.
Sligh, who was arrested in October 2016 in Cherokee County, was convicted on one count of molesting a child younger than 10 and found not guilty on the other count when the jury returned its verdict.
The molestation Sligh was convicted for occurred in March 2016 and was reported to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office detectives in September 2016 by the girl’s parents, according to investigators.
Sligh was charged with molestation in Florida a month after his arrest here, stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred in June and July of that year during a trip he took with his family.
According to the entertainment website, IMDb, Sligh starred in a web series called “All About Lizzie,” a 2012 comedy, and is credited as “creepy party goer No. 2” in the 2008 film “God is Dead.” He is also credited as an executive producer of the 2013 TV movie “Single Shelley,” though there is no information on if the film ever aired. According to TMZ and other entertainment news reports, Sligh appeared as an extra on the long-running CBS soap opera, “The Young and the Restless.”
Sligh is being held in the Cherokee County jail as he awaits sentencing and extradition to Florida.