PICKENS, S.C. — According to agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, a former Pickens County Detention Center officer was arrested in connection with a sexual assault. 

Raymond Wade Whitmire, 50, was charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, First Degree for assaulting an eight-year-old child.

The investigation was requested by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office and will be prosecuted by the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office. 

Whitmire is being held at Pickens County Detention Center when he used to be an employee.