COLUMBIA (WACH) ?? 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 Sheriff??s Department, , Kershaw County Sheriff??s Department, and Lexington County Sheriff??s Department.
On Monday, February 3, the mother of the victim filed a report on behalf of her daughter with the Richland County Sheriff??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.