Steven Lynn Greer

Steven Lynn Greer

BOONE — A man currently listed on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry is being charged with first-degree sex offense with a child.

Steven Lynn Greer, 51, of 309 Ski Crest Park, Blowing Rock, was arrested on May 13 by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. According to court documents, Greer was issued a $750,000 secured bond and a June 6 court date.

Greer allegedly engaged in a sex offense with a minor under the age of 13 years old from January 2009 through December 2011, according to the warrant for arrest.

The N.C. Sex Offender Registry — maintained by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation — classifies Greer as a “recidivist” and he is listed as having a lifetime registration period.

According to the registry, Greer was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor and attempted rape or attempted sex offense in Ashe County in March 1994 at the age of 23. The incident reportedly took place in July 1991. His prison sentence started the day of his conviction and he was released in June 1999, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

He was given a second conviction in June 2013 at the age of 40 for a sex offense by a substitute parent or custodian and indecent liberties with a minor in Yadkin County. The incident reportedly took place in 2008 and 2009, according to the registry. NCDPS states he served time in prison for this conviction from June 2013 until November 2015.

He was then scheduled to be on parole from November 2015 to November 2020.

(1) comment

Deborah Greene

How many times does someone have to commit this crime before being considered an habitual offender. This man attended a church of which I was a previous member. When I contacted our pastor about his registration as a sex offender, I was asked to not say anything about it to other members and was assured he would not be involved in children ministry. That was not the appropriate response and I found myself having to protect my four-year old and other children in my 4-5 year old class. I had the daunting task of watch over 18 boys in that class. Just last year, a young couple with 2 young children spoke of how nice Steven was to their family. I have lost sleep over that and countless others who I have worried that might be abused by this man. This man needs to be placed in a facility where he can receive daily help and where he cannot harm others. His record shows that his years of incarceration drop instead of increase with each offense. That makes no sense to me.

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