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Police searching for registered sex offender who assaulted elderly Midlands woman

Suspect: Charles Lamb SC Sex Offender Registry(Columbia Police)

Columbia, S.C. (WACH)--Columbia Police are searching for a registered sex offender who is accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman.

Officers have outstanding arrest warrants for 46-year-old Charles Lamb.

Lamb is accused of sexually assaulting the victim inside of a restroom stall at Nine Richland Medical Park Drive Friday afternoon.

The crime was was interrupted when a witness walked into the restroom, causing Lamb to run away from the scene.

Lamb is also accused of trying to steal money from her purse.

The woman suffered from head injuries during the incident and was medically treated at the scene.

Once located he will be charged with criminal sexual conduct first degree, kidnapping, strong armed robbery and trespassing.

Citizens have information about the case, they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.


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