KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCBD)- A 61-year-old Kingstree man turned himself into authorities Monday after being accused of sexually assaulting a teenager, according to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).
According to WCSO, investigators were contacted in late June by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a reported sexual assault.
Authorities said an investigation found that Joseph Thomas Burroughs, 61, had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in 2020, resulting in the birth of a child.
A DNA test requested by the Department of Social Services confirmed that Burroughs was the father of the child, an arrest affidavit states.
Burroughs was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He is currently being held at the Williamsburg County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing.