A Lexington County man has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Office.

Michael Shawn Smith, 34, of Swansea is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11. According to arrest warrants, Smith inappropriately kissed a child multiple times between December 2016 and March 2017.

“This arrest and charge are part of an ongoing investigation,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Detectives are looking into other incidents in which Smith might have involvement.”

Smith was arrested and released from the Lexington County Detention Center Wednesday after a judge set his bond at $15,000.

Anyone with information that could be helpful to investigators should contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

  • Call 888-CRIME-SC.
  • TEXT “TIPSC” to CRIMES (274637), followed by the tip information.
  • LOG ON to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted at www.LexingtonSheriff.com.

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