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POLICE BLOTTER: Uncle accused of child molestation

  • Friday, August 9, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:31 am

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations a 21-year-old Andrews man has repeatedly sexually assaulted his very young nieces.
The man has not been arrested.
On July 31, a woman reported she had been told by her 4-year-old daughter that she witnessed the suspect doing things to her 7-year-old sister.
The younger girl said the older girl was laying on a pool table when the acts were taking place.
She said when she asked them what was happening, the man told her to go back to bed.
The woman said she asked her 7-year-old about the allegations and was told the uncle has been touching her and showing her pictures and videos “to teach her” since for the past three years.
She said she was afraid to ever tell anyone.

Man tries to lure child on golf cart

A woman and her 9-year-old daughter reported a suspicious man had been in their neighborhood.
The woman said on July 15 her daughter was riding a golf cart on Francis Marion Drive when a man who was in a pickup truck stopped and got out of the vehicle.
The man was holding his hand behind his back and he told the girl “come here, I have something for you.”
She kept driving and the man then drove away.
The girl said it was a white man with a big belly, salt and pepper balding hair who was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
The truck was a silver GMC.

Woods poop leads to attack

A 48-year-old Pleasant Hill Drive woman said she was assaulted by her 52-year-old brother Aug. 2.
The woman said she was cleaning her yard when her brother “pooped in the woods” and “left a mess and paper all over the place,” the report states.
When she confronted him about the mess, the man reportedly said he was going to kill her.
He then “lunged at her and began attacking her by grabbing her hair and punching her in the face,” the report states.
He threw her on the ground and continued hitting her.
The man did not stop until a neighbor ran over and started yelling at him.
The man admitted using the bathroom in the woods.
He said he got mad when he saw his sister telling their mother about it.
He also said he was mad because he did not have his cigars.
When the man was told he was being arrested, he started “making faces” at his sister and then began yelling at the deputy.
It took two officers to get him in handcuffs because of his resistance.
He was charged with assault and battery.

Exposure claims denied by wife

A woman from Paprika Way near Andrews spoke with a deputy Aug. 4 and said her landlord had been driving on the lot behind her home and was harassing her. She said he also urinated where she could see him.
The woman was told the man could drive on his property and if he did not actually expose himself, he did not break the law.
The woman said when the man was urinating he was exposed.
The man’s wife spoke with the deputy. She said the complainant is about to be evicted and has accused them of harassment on other occasions.
She said her husband never urinated while they were outside.

Power theft

A man from Hodge Drive is accused of stealing electricity by Santee Electric Cooperative.
A company representative said power to the man’s house had been disconnected three time during the week of July 29.
The man was apparently collecting parts from other places to use to rig the meter so it would work after being disconnected.
Charges were expected to be filed.

Missing pit bulls

Two pit bulls were reported missing from a home on Canalwood Trail in the Pleasant Hill area July 31.
The owner showed a deputy the area where the dogs had been chained.
There was no signs of any struggle and the collars were still fastened.
It is believed the dogs may have gotten out of the collars and ran away.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
—Compiled by Scott Harper


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