CLAYTON – An investigation by law enforcement officers has led to the arrest of a 65 year-old man. Stephen Erwin Dershem of Caledonia Lane, Clayton was arrested November 1 by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.
Dershem is charged with five counts of indecent liberties with a child and five counts of statutory sex offense.
On July 20, 2023, the victim who is now an adult, reported they were allegedly assaulted by Dershem in 2006 when they were a child.
Dershem was held on a half million dollar bond at the Johnston County Detention Center.