COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Practical nurse Kerston Kyle Turner, 28, was arrested on charges that the male nurse induced a 16-year-old boy to engage in a sexual performance while treating him at a medical facility in West Columbia.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives contacted the Kershaw County Sheriffâ??s Office and requested assistance in arresting Turner of Linde Lane in Lugoff, on arrest warrants that detectives obtained for Tuner on charges of engaging a child under the age of 18 in a sexual performance and first-degree assault and battery.
Warrants allege that on January 14, Tuner unlawfully induced the 16-year-old boy whom Turner was treating as a patient at the medical facility, to engage in a sexual performance. Turner offered to conduct a secretive medical screening test on the 16-year-old in a restroom as a ploy to engage the boy in the sexual performance.
The medical screening test, which was not medically necessary, was not documented in the 16-year-old boyâ??s medical file at the facility.
Turner was arrested on Friday, January 17th at Turnerâ??s home by Kershaw County Deputies. Lexington County detectives transported Turner to the Lexington County Detention Center, where Turner was booked at 10:55pm on Friday.
Tuner was released from the county Detention Center on Janurary 18th after he posted bail totaling $10,000.
The Sheriffâ??s Department began investigating the case on January 14th after the mother of the 16-year-old took her son to a hospital for examination after her son told her about the incident.
Metts asked anyone with information about Turner to call the Lexington County Sheriffâ??s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.