A 56-year-old Rentz man has been ordered to serve three consecutive life sentences after being convicted of three counts of aggravated child molestation, according to the Laurens County District Attorney’s Office.
Andrew Lee “Boot” Payne was convicted Thursday in Laurens County Superior Court, according to a news release.
Four victims testified at the trial that Payne had molested them. A law enforcement investigation identified between 20 and 25 victims, both male and female. Investigators believe other victims didn’t come forward, according to the release.