Fairfield Man Accused of Lewd Act on Minor

Oconee County, SC (WLTX) - Oconee County deputies have arrested a Fairfield County man on a lewd act charge stemming from incidents that took place a decade ago.

Douglas Clifton McFarland, 78, was booked in Oconee County Wednesday. He'd been arrested in Fairfield County on an unrelated charge earlier, and was taken to Oconee County to face this new accusation.

During an ongoing investigation in Fairfield County last year, claims were made about sexual abuse that happened in 2003 and 2004 in Oconee County. The incidents involved a female juvenile victim.

Oconee deputies were notified of the claims last September, and began an investigation, leading to the charge being filed.


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