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1:03 PM Thu, Sept. 20th

Sex offender arrested for alleged sexual assault in Congress area

Charles Dexter Pierce

Charles Dexter Pierce

A Congress man, who was already on lifetime probation as a sex offender, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in her home, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).

Earlier this month, YCSO deputies were dispatched to a sex offense incident in the Congress area. The victim, in her 50s, told deputies she had been sexually assaulted by 59-year-old Charles Dexter Pierce from Congress in July of this year, YCSO reported.

Pierce, who is an acquaintance, had come by her home unannounced to “visit” that day, she told deputies. After a brief conversation, he allegedly began molesting her, and then forced her into another room in the house, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her against her will.

On Aug. 8, deputies confirmed Pierce admitted to sexual contact with the victim, including details provided during the victim’s initial report. Deputies found Pierce at his home in the 27000 block of Octave Road, near Stanton, and placed him under arrest. He was booked into the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde on three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse. He is being held without bond.

Pierce is on lifetime probation as a sex offender regarding a conviction for attempted molestation of a child.