An Aiken County man has been accused of sexually assaulting of a pair of Orangeburg children.
“This individual took advantage of his living arrangements, which placed him in the company of two children,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.
“These types of crimes are just unspeakable,” he said.
William Harmon Williams, 36, has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Orangeburg County Magistrate Jacob Gillens set bond on the Salley man at $50,000 cash or surety during Williams’ court appearance on Tuesday.
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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators were notified on Aug. 1 that two Orangeburg County children had been sexually assaulted, according to an incident report.
An adult in the home told investigators when she walked into a room where Williams was present with the children, Williams “sat up really fast,” according to the report.
Suspicious, the adult took one of the children to another room where she asked the child what was going on.
The child replied Williams had been inappropriately touching the two siblings, according to the report.
The Salley man had been staying with the Orangeburg County family for about three weeks. The family was familiar with him prior to his staying at their residence.
Warrants allege Williams admitted to having assaulted the victims.
Williams faces a fine and up to 15 years in prison on each count, if convicted.