Lancaster man accused of molesting young girls, investigators sa - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Lancaster man accused of molesting young girls, investigators say

Posted: Updated:
Dennis Fred Rutledge Dennis Fred Rutledge
LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) -

WBTV is learning more about a Lancaster County man who was arrested last week, accused of molesting several children.

Dennis Rutledge is charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree, two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the third degree and an exposure of private parts in a lewd manner.

On December 28, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office received a tip alleging that Rutledge had been having inappropriate sexual contact with a female child.

Detectives began a detailed investigation and found Rutledge molested multiple juvenile victims, all age 12 or under.

WBTV obtained copies of arrest warrants and affidavits and in them, Rutledge admits to molesting several children to investigators in an interview.

Rutledge is still in jail as of Monday, his bond was denied.

The case remains under investigation.

In a statement, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile thanked the Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault organization, an advocacy group against child abuse, for working with investigators to help make Rutledge's arrest quickly.

Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow