Teen charged in sexual assault investigation involving 7-year-old in North Augusta
An Aiken County teen was charged earlier this month in connection to a sexual assault investigation involving a 7-year-old in North Augusta.
Andrew Scott Todd, 18, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, victim under 11 years of age, and third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to jail records.
On Sept. 15, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded around 6 p.m. to Audubon Circle in North Augusta in reference to a sexual assault involving a juvenile, according to the report.
The Aiken County Bloodhound Tracking Team was called out to the scene to locate the suspect.
Todd was found walking down Georgia Avenue in North Augusta. He was arrested and taken to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.
Investigators believe Todd committed “sexual battery upon the body of the victim,” according to the arrest warrants.
The incident was believed to have taken place “by a pond or drainage area off Audubon Circle” in Aiken County, the warrant states.
Police believe the 7-year-old was outside playing when she was assaulted by the suspect; however, it is unknown where the parents were when the incident took place, said Capt. Eric Abdullah, with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Todd was arrested and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Tuesday afternoon.
The police report states Todd was homeless at the time of his arrest, but his arrest warrants state his address as being on the 800 block of Audubon Circle.