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Denmark man faces sexual assault charges in Aiken, Bamberg and Barnwell counties

May 10, 2018 GMT

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged a Denmark man last week in connection to sexual assault investigations in Aiken, Bamberg and Barnwell counties.

David Lee James III, 42, was charged by SLED on May 3. He is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Aiken County, according to a release provided by SLED.

Between July 26, 2014, and July 25, 2015, James did sexually assault a woman in Wagener in Aiken County, according to arrest warrants. He then assaulted a woman on Aug. 11, 2017, in Wagener.

James was originally arrested by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office on April 11 and taken to the Aiken County detention center on a hold for Barnwell County.

SLED did not charge James until May 3.

Barnwell County filed charges against James in January, charging him with first-degree assault and battery, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to a SLED release.

Bamberg County filed charges against James in April, charging him with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, the release states.

SLED investigated the case at the request of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The case will be prosecuted by the Second Circuit Solicitor’s Office.