Man accused of child sex crimes against girl in Anderson Co., warrants say

Joseph Parker Thronton
Joseph Parker Thronton (From: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – A man is accused of sex crimes against an underage girl and kicking and pushing another child against a wall in Anderson County.

Joseph Parker Thornton was arrested and charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor and two counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child.

According to warrants, Thornton touched the child’s genitals and forced her to grab his genitals between October 2011 and September 2015. He is also accused of fondling a girl’s genitals between September and November of 2016.

Warrants say Thornton hit the child with a belt causing severe bruising on her thigh in August 2012. He is also accused of repeatedly kicking and pushing another child against a wall.

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