COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A 50-year-old Richland County man stands charged with multiple sex crimes after an 11-year-old girl accused him of repeatedly sexually assaulting her over 5 years, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies arrested Charles A. Branham and have charged him with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, and two counts of kidnapping.
According to the sheriff's department, deputies were called to a home on Hunt Club Road where they were met by the victim in this case, who told them she had been assaulted by Branham since she was 6 years old.
Branham, deputies said, is also facing more charges in Fairfield County.
He is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.