Doctors arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct and Child Neglect


On January 6, 2005, Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested Dr. Joshua Gelardi and his wife Dr. Beverly Gelardi.

Joshua Gelardi is charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree with a Minor.

Joshua Gelardi, age 39, who lives at 218 Sarratt School Rd in Gaffney, is charged with committing sexual battery on a family member who was 4 years old. The incident took place at Gelardi's home on Sarratt School Rd. on or about October 1, 2003 to February 1, 2004.

Beverly Gelardi, age 37, is charged with Child Neglect. Beverly Gelardi lists her address as 634 Garvin Lake Rd. in Gaffney.

Both are being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting bond.

Captain Mike Fowlkes is leading the investigation for the Sheriff's Office.