Wanted Colorado sex offender found living in SUV in Mount Pleasant with runaway teen

Gregory Alan Whittemore

A wanted sex offender who was discovered to be living out of his car in Mount Pleasant with a 16-year-old runaway from Colorado remains jailed in Charleston County.

Gregory Alan Whittemore, 32, was granted a $30,000 bond Thursday for charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, breaking into a motor vehicle and financial transaction card fraud.

According to an arrest affidavit, Mount Pleasant Police officers responded to 1723 North Highway 17 for a report of suspicious activity.

Whittemore and the victim were found living out of his 1992 Ford Explorer. He was wanted out of Colorado and the girl was a runaway listed in the National Crime Information Center as a missing person from Colorado.

The affidavit states that Whittemore brought the girl to Mount Pleasant from Colorado and then encouraged her to break into several motor vehicles at multiple locations and steal items. He then “willfully encouraged” her to use stolen credit cards at various locations in Mount Pleasant.

Whittemore also allegedly admitted to breaking into a car on Venning Road and stealing a wallet then using the credit cards at CVS and Belks, both located in Mount Pleasant.

No other information about the case was available and it is unclear if the victim has been returned to Colorado. Whittemore remains held on an unknown charge out of Colorado, according to online Charleston County jail records.

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