Police Officer/Church Youth Leader Arrested for Child Sex Crimes




YORK COUNTY, S.C. — According to his arrest warrant out of York County, the allegations against Erickson Douglas Lee were for incidents reported between December 2020 and July 2022. The crimes all appear to have happened at Lee’s house on Caroland Drive in Fort Mill, the warrants show.

In one of the warrants, investigators said Lee is accused of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between December 2020 and June 2022. Deputies said Lee is accused of committing a sex act with a victim less than 16 years old, and said it allegedly happened 30 times in a 1.5-year period.

Investigators said around July 22, 2022, Lee, who was a 17-year-old victim’s youth leader, hurt him through “nonconsensual touching.” Authorities allege the victim was intoxicated when the incident happened, and charged Lee with first-degree assault and battery in connection to it.

✱The church confirmed Lee was a member of Young Special Forces, which is part of MorningStar Ministries. 

✱The church said they were not suspicious of Lee because of his military background and because he was a LEO.


Lee is accused of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under age 16, third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first-degree assault and battery, and disseminating obscene materials to a person under age 18, according to the statement from the sheriff’s office and jail records.

According to sheriff’s office arrest warrants obtained by The Herald, Lee allegedly had illegal contact with a minor more than 30 times between December 2020 and June 2022 at Lee’s home in South Carolina.

Lee also allegedly enaged in a sexual battery against the victim, played a pornographic video in front of the minor, and improperly touched the minor, the warrants allege.


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