Man arrested for sexually assaulting 12 year old

August Byron Kreis III

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? August Byron Kreis III, 59, is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 12 years of age and disseminating obscene material to a child 12 years or younger.

This was a joint effort by the Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department, , Kershaw County Sheriffâ??s Department, and Lexington County Sheriffâ??s Department.

On Monday, February 3, the mother of the victim filed a report on behalf of her daughter with the Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department.

After a thorough investigation it was determined that Kreis sexually assaulted the victim, and provided obscene material for a period of three months.

Kreis has been transported to the Alvin s. Glenn Detention Center.

Anyone who may have been a victim of Kreis is encouraged to come forward. The time frame in which the incident has occurred is not a factor.