Columbia man wanted on criminal sexual conduct charges

Jason Jerome Rivers, Jr. (Courtesy Richland County Sheriff's Department)
Jason Jerome Rivers, Jr. (Courtesy Richland County Sheriff's Department)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department says they are looking for a man wanted on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11.

Richland Co. authorities say 21-year-old Jason Jerome Rivers, Jr. was allowed to care for a three-year-old between January and March, 2009.

Richland County Sheriff Sheriff Leon Lott said the child's mother became alarmed when she noticed abnormalities in the child's underwear and immediately took her daughter to the emergency room.

Upon examination, authorities say doctors determined the child was sexually assaulted.

A warrant has been issued for Rivers' arrest. He is described as about 5'8" tall, and weighs about 140 pounds.

If you have any information about Rivers' whereabouts, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Posted by Jeremy Turnage