Ex-band director found not guilty on all sexual assault charges
AUGUSTA, GA — A ex-band director was acquitted of the five sexual assault charges against him on Wednesday.
Anthony Shelton was the band director at George P. Butler High School when he was arrested for sexual assault.
A 15-year-old girl said that he sexually assaulted her 61 months ago at Mr. Shelton's office.
Another victim told investigators she also had sex with Shelton numerous times, and a third victim claimed Shelton fondled her.
The victims all said they had sexual contact with the band director up to six times a week.
The sad part is that almost all of the sexual assault cases are he said, she said cases. I firmly believe in my heart that each one of these three women (then girls) were sexually assaulted by someone. They just do not accuse people of anything for nothing. [WRDW News 12]
Man arrested for sexually assaulting girl in Kershaw County
CAMDEN — A 50-year-old Kershaw County man is in custody for sexual assault.
On June 15, the victim was playing at a home with friends while a man was at the residence. The report states the man pulled the girl into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her.
The victim was treated at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Michael Leroy Williams, 50, of Camden, was arrested and charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping. He was denied bond.
More rape culture in Kershaw County. Just sick. [WLTX News 19]
Lexington man arrested for sexual exploitation
LEXINGTON — An eighteen year old man is in jail after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children got involved in a very disgusting case there.
On April 6, the man uploaded image files showing girls between the ages of 4 and 14 being sexually assaulted by much older men.
The activity was witnessed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and they tipped off investigators in Lexington.
Scott Eric Fernquist, 18, was arrested. He is facing 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges can carry anywhere from 22 to 220 years in prison.
Disturbing knowing that there are disgusting creeps like him in the Midlands. [WLTX News 19]
Man arrested for consensual sex at Pender High
BURGAW, NC — A 19 year old man was arrested for having consensual sex of a 15-year-old girl at Pender High School on June 7.
Sam Clark Sanchez, 19, is charged with the "statutory rape" of a female freshman at Pender High School.
The crime occurred at the Pender High Auditorium while the half-day of school was in session. Mr. Sanchez was a senior at the time of the incident.
Pender High released this statement:
"It is the district's highest priority to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We are deeply concerned about the serious nature of this matter and we are cooperating with the Sheriff's Department's investigation in a manner consistent with the school district's policies, procedures, and the law."
This case is strikingly similar to a case in Florida where an 18-year-old woman, also a senior at the time, was arrested for the statutory rape of her 15-year-old girlfriend shortly after it was found out that they were dating. [WWAY-DT NewsChannel 3]