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Georgetown man accused of child sex crimes

  • Friday, August 16, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:32 am

Jason Colby Bratton

GEORGETOWN S.C. — A 21-year-old Georgetown County man remained in jail Tuesday — four days after being arrested on charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of two little girls.
Jason Colby Bratton of Gapway Road is charged with four counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor First Degree, two counts of Criminal Solicitation of a Minor, and two counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child or Helpless Person by Legal Custodian, according to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson.
"Georgetown County Sheriff’s Investigators were notified by the victims’ mother of a possible child abuse incident. A follow up investigation resulted in the arrest of Bratton," Cuthbertson stated in a press release.
On July 31, a woman reported she had been told by her 4-year-old daughter that she witnessed Bratton doing things to her 7-year-old sister, according to an incident report.
The younger girl said the older girl was laying on a pool table when the acts were taking place.
The 4-year-old told her mother when she asked them what was happening, Bratton told her to go back to bed.
The woman said she asked her 7-year-old about the allegations and was told Bratton has been touching her and showing her pictures and videos “to teach her” for the past three years, the report states.
She said she was afraid to ever tell anyone.
A 6-year-old girl also said Bratton has performed sexual acts on her “for a very long time.”

By Scott Harper
sharper@gtowntimes.com

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