Nicolas Sheldon Brown (Image: Richland County Detention Center)
Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are accusing a South Carolina Department of Corrections officer of a sex crime.
Nicolas Sheldon Brown, 34, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Officers arrested Brown Friday.
According to investigators, Brown sexually abused an underage relative. Sheriff Leon Lott says the accusations claims to light when the girl reported the incident to a school resource officer.
Corrections Department Spokesman Clark Newsome says Brown has worked for the agency since 2005. Most recently, he had been working at Kirkland Correctional in Richland County, a maximum security prison. He has been placed on administrative suspension without pay.