1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, under age 11, was alleged with an arrest yesterday. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office charged 20-year-old Austin Drake Harvey of 26 Hurricane Road Extension, Gray Court. Sheriff’s Officer Michael Polson states that between 2009 and 2014 the defendant engaged in sexual battery by having sex with the minor victim on multiple occasions, the victim being less than 11 years old. Bond was denied during arraignment yesterday. Austin Drake Harvey remained in the Laurens County Detention Center this morning.

This makes the 4th Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor charge in seven days. Three men, age 20 to 41, were arrested on that charge in separate cases last Friday.