Richland County Sheriff’s investigators say that 50 year old Charles A. Branham of Columbia is facing multiple criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from the sexual assault of an 11 year old girl.

On June 1 RCSD deputies were called to a home in the 7600 hundred block of Hunt Club Road where an 11 year old girl reported she had been sexually assaulted and inappropriately touched by Branham.

The investigation revealed the child had been sexually assaulted by Branham since she was 6 years of age.

Branham is charged with:

Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree

Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 2nd Degree

2 Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 3rd Degree

2 Counts of Kidnapping

Branham is also facing additional charges in Fairfield County.