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North Augusta man charged in sex abuse investigation involving juvenile

April 18, 2019 GMT

A North Augusta man was charged Tuesday following an investigation into the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl.

Austin Reece Walker, 20, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with minor, victim under 11 years of age, and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, victim 11 to 14 years of age, according to jail records.

On Sept. 4, 2018, investigators with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety were contacted by a social worker with the Aiken County Department of Social Services to discuss alleged criminal sexual assault involving a juvenile, according to the report.

The victim and her mother were questioned by investigators and social workers about the abuse, which is believed to have occurred sometime in Augusta 2018, police reported.

Following an investigation, Walker was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he is still being held Wednesday afternoon.