An Orangeburg man has been accused of sexually assaulting a child nearly a decade ago.
“This case was just brought to our attention this year but we still investigate to find out what happened,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in a release.
“My investigators developed enough information to bring charges against this individual,” he said.
Herman Livingston, 75, has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 11.
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators were notified last month of the allegations against Livingston when a teen’s mother called to make a report.
The mother said the teen informed her counselor of several inappropriate contacts that happened in September of 2010.
The teen said she was groped and also touched in other inappropriate ways.
Livingston allegedly told investigators he wasn’t going to deny the allegations against him.
He said he was playing what he felt were “games” with the then 5-year-old child, and called the game “vampire,” according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
During Livingston’s bond hearing on Wednesday afternoon, the court deferred bond for a circuit court judge to make a decision at a later date.
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