Man in Kershaw County arrested for sexually assaulting 9-year-old

Grant Adam Helms

COLLUMBIA (WACH)â??A 24-year-old in Kershaw County was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under age 11.

Kershaw County Sheriffâ??s Office received information that Grant Adam Helms Jr., 24, had sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl just inside Kershaw County. Investigators learned that Helms had sexually assaulted the same girl on another occasion within the same 24 hour time period at that location.

An interview was schedule for the 9-year-old to determine what happened. A forensic specialist was able to verify the childâ??s account of the incidents.

Helms admitted to the allegations after an interview with the investigator. He was then arrested at the Kershaw County Sheriffâ??s Office and then transported to the Kershaw county Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing. He has no previous arrest record.

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