Man Sexually Assaulted Girl for 5 Years, Deputies Say

The victim told deputies she'd been assaulted for a period of five years.

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a girl for several years.

Charles A. Branham, 50, is facing the following charges:

Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree

Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 2nd Degree

2 Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 3rd Degree

2 Counts of Kidnapping

Officers say back on June 1, they got a call that the victim had reported she was sexually assaulted and inappropriately touched by the suspect. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says that the investigation revealed that the child had been sexually assaulted by Branham for a period of five years

Deputies say Branham also faces charges from Fairfield County. 



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