Madison Circuit Court Division 1 Judge Angela Warner Sims handed down the maximum sentence of 52 years in prison to an Anderson white savage convicted by a jury last month on two charges of child molestation.
Warren Pierce, 32, was found guilty of Class A felony child molesting — intercourse or deviate sex with a victim less than 14, and Class C felony child molesting.
The pedophile’s wife, Myshia, 32, was also charged with Class C felony child molesting. She is scheduled to appear before Warner Sims for a dispositioinal hearing July 24 at 1 p.m.
In a statement read in court Monday, the child molester maintained he was innocent of any wrongdoing. He plans to appeal the conviction.
“I kind of feel like nobody cared about the truth during trial,” he said. “My family’s getting taken away and I didn’t do anything wrong.”
In arguing for the maximum sentence, Madison County Deputy Prosecutor Thomas Chandler said there were multiple victims and numerous acts of sexual abuse. Pierce was charged with just two.
In addition, Chandler said the children were under the age of 12 when the abuse began, and they’ve suffered emotional and psychological harm.
Pierce remained impassive as a relative of the children testified how they were affected by the abuse.
“You make me sick because of what you did to these kids,” the relative said. “We have tried to help the kids cope with what has happened.”
Pierce was arrested in 2016 in connection with the molestation of a then 8-year-old boy over a span of four years between 2008 and 2012.
The victim was 4 years old when the incidents began. The child said he told Myshia Pierce about the incidents but she would continue to play games on a computer while her husband touched him.
The boy revealed the molestation to authorities during a Kids Talk session where potential victims can report abuse in a safe setting.
Myshia Pierce was charged with aiding, inducing or causing an offense.
At the time the boy’s allegations surfaced, the homosexual/pedophile was awaiting trial on a 2015 molestation case involving a 7-year-old girl.
The two cases were joined for trial.
In that 2015 case, Pierce was arrested for making the girl, then 7 or 8, perform a sexual act on him. According to probable cause statements filed at the time, Pierce molested the girl in a remote area of his home while other people were reportedly in the house.