Deputies: Man Molested Girls in Columbia, Kershaw County

5:48 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
Charles Richard Bradberry
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Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - Kershaw County deputies have arrested a man they say molested young girls in Columbia and Kershaw County.

Officers have arrested 33-year-old Charles Richard Bradberry. He's facing charges in both Kershaw County and Columbia's jurisdiction.

According to Sheriff Jim Matthews, they received information that Bradberry molested two girls both under the age of 14. In both cases, Bradberry knew the victims' families.

The victims have provided details of the case to investigators. 
Sheriff Matthews says Bradberry has previously been arrested for criminal domestic violence, kidnapping, violation of restraining order, criminal domestic violence high and aggravated, violation of protective order and filing a false police report. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, suspended on service of 3 years with 5 years of probation in 2007. 

Matthews and Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott says he may have molested other girls. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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