Townville teen faces sex charge involving a minor, deputies say


Christopher Jacob Barrett (Source: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office)

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials said a teenager has been charged following an incident on Christmas Eve.

Deputies said an employee from the Department of Social Services filed a report with the sheriff’s office on Dec. 30, 2020.

According to the arrest warrant, the victim was between 11-years-old and 14-years-old.

After further investigation, Christopher Jacob Barrett, 19, was arrested Thursday and charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond.

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