Man accused of child sex crime in Oconee Co.

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OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials said a man has been arrested on a child sex crime.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies responded to Walhalla Elementary Schools where a student complained of being in pain.

During an investigation, the minor told officers that there was a sexual assault that happened the night before while she slept.

A search warrant was obtained and the child’s story was confirmed by DNA evidence.

On April 5, deputies arrested Tristan Craig Phelps and charged him with first-degree criminal sexual misconduct or attempt under 11 years of age.

Phelps was taken to the Oconee County Detention Center.

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