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      Midlands man accused of giving 4-year old a sexually transmitted disease

      22-year old Cody Threatt is accused of giving a 4-year old girl a sexually transmitted disease

      Kershaw County (WACH) ?? The Kershaw County Sheriff??s Office has charged a 22-year-old man with criminal sexual conduct with a victim under age 11 (1st degree).

      Cody Threatt, formerly of Lugoff, was captured in Lexington County after the Kershaw County Sheriff??s Office notified authorities there of Threatt??s possible whereabouts.

      Threatt is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year old girl in May. The victim was given a medical examination and it was determined she had a sexually transmitted disease.

      ??These types of crimes against innocent little children are especially despicable. Why there are so many cases like this today is a question we all ask. I am glad we caught this man and that he is now off the streets where he cannot harm any more children,?? said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

      According to the sheriff??s office, Threatt was babysitting the girl when the assault occurred. Threatt has been transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center where he remains pending a bond hearing before a Circuit Court judge.