Florence man charged with alleged sexual contact with child under age 11

Pee Dee Crime

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence man has been charged with allegedly having sexual contact with a child under the age of 11.

Josue “Abarca” Avarrca, 58, was arrested on April 24 at about 12:02 p.m. by Florence police officers after an incident that occurred the night before. Police responded to the area of Peachtree Street in reference to an assault on a juvenile.

According to police, a witness told officers Avarrca allegedly had physical contact of a sexual nature with a juvenile victim the previous evening. The victim was reported to be under the age of 11, police said.

Police arrested and charged Avarrca with criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree after further investigation.

He was transported to the Florence County Detention Center. No further information is available at this time.

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