Houston & Peach

Centerville hair stylist convicted of child molestation expected to be sentenced Tuesday

WARNER ROBINS -- Matthew Caleb Pierce, a hair stylist and former Centerville salon owner, is expected to be sentenced Tuesday after a jury previously found him guilty of molesting two teenage boys and sexually exploiting a third in the summer of 2011.

Sentencing is scheduled for 3 p.m. before Judge Katherine K. Lumsden in Houston County Superior Court.

Pierce, 35, was found guilty on all 14 counts against him except one. Several of the counts he was convicted of were aggravated child molestation, which carries a minimum sentence of 25 years to a maximum of life in prison.

His attorney, Franklin J. Hogue of Macon, said previously that Pierce is expected to appeal the verdict.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.