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Man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 13

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A 38-year-old Bamberg man has been arrested and charged with sexually battering a 13-year-old last week.

Andrew Williams was taken into custody on Friday and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, 3rd degree and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to a SLED affidavit, the victim told officers that she contacted the suspect by phone call and text message who agreed to meet her at the Denmark Flea Market.

Authorities say after Williams picked the victim up from the flea market, he took her back to his home where the alleged sexual acts occurred.

After spending time together at his home, Williams dropped the teen victim off at school using a fraudulent name to sign her in, authorities said. That act, according to investigators, helped tip law enforcement off to the alleged crimes.

Williams was later arrested and booked into the Bamberg County Detention Center.

If convicted, Williams faces up to 18 years in prison.

The State Law Enforcement Division investigated the incident at the request of the Denmark Police Department.

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