Lake City police charge man with 3 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor

Pee Dee Crime

Darious Palmer

LAKE CITY, S.C. (WBTW) – Police in Lake City charged a man with three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor stemming from incidents that happened several years ago.

Darious Palmer, 22, whose address is listed as Columbia, has been charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, 1st-degree, where the victim is under the age of 11, and two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, 3rd-degree, where the victim is younger than 16.

According to the incident report, the victim reported to police in June that Palmer had assaulted her multiple times during 2019.

Warrants obtained by News13 on Friday suggest that Palmer also committed crimes against children in 2017. They say Palmer asked a young child to pull down the child’s panties. Another warrant says Palmer assaulted another child and told that child it was part of a game he called the “sleeping game”. Palmer then told the child to be quiet and not tell anyone, according to the warrant.

Palmer remains in the Florence County Detention Center without bond.

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