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Bond denied for sex offender accused of assaulting woman in hospital bathroom

Charles Lamb (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Charles Lamb (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

Bond was denied Monday morning for the man accused in the sexual assault of a 62-year-old woman on the campus of Palmetto Health Richland Friday afternoon.  

Charles Lamb, 46, who is a registered sex offender in South Carolina, was arrested on Saturday. He is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, strong armed robbery, and trespassing. 

The sexual assault occurred in a bathroom at the hospital.

The crime was interrupted when a witness walked into the restroom, causing Lamb to run away from the scene. The victim suffered head injuries during a struggle and was medically treated at the scene. Lamb also reportedly tried to steal money from the woman's purse during the assault. 

According to the state Sex Offender Registry, Lamb has convictions dating back to 1989, with offenses including peeping, voyeurism, or aggravated voyeurism, failure to register, and indecent exposure. 

CPD says Lamb was located at Lexington Medical Center Saturday evening after a hospital employee recognized him from news reports about the alleged crimes.  The employee quickly notified the LMC Public Safety Department, and when officers arrived at the scene, Lamb is accused of running outside. After a brief foot chase, Lamb was detained. LMC officers called CPD to transfer custody.

If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. 

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