Lugoff man charged with sexually assaulting 3 children

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KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- A Lugoff man is now behind bars after officials say he admitted to having sexual relations with several minors.

On Jan. 14., a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigator was made of aware of allegations against 42-year-old David Adam Barton in connection with unlawful sexual activity with three children.

In one case the sexual activity had been going on for four years beginning when the child was nine years old until January of 2018.

In the second and third cases the criminal sexual activity took place on children who were under the age of 11 and 14.

According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, Barton admitted to the actions detailed in the allegations.

He has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years of age (first degree) and one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 14 (third degree). Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.

Barton has no previous criminal record and is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center until his bond hearing.

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