Former Columbia High School employee arrested, alleged sex crimes with minors

A former Columbia High School employee has been arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes...
A former Columbia High School employee has been arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes with minors.(Columbia Police Department)
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 3:09 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said a former secretary at Columbia High School has been arrested in connection with multiple sexual conduct-related crimes.

On December 9, 2022, it was reported Joshua Curenton was having inappropriate communication with minors. Investigators said Curenton was terminated on December 14, 2022.

He is being charged with solicitation of a minor, two counts of disseminating obscene materials to a minor, two counts of sexual battery with a student, and two counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor.

He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Deputies are asking additional victims to come forward. To make a report call the Sheriff’s Department directly at 803-576-3000.

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