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Johnston Man Caught in Bed with 13-Year-Old Arrested

web posted July 16, 2014

JOHNSTON A Johnston man has been arrested and is being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center after a 13-year-old girl's mother called police after finding him hiding in the girl's closet around 5:30 Monday morning. The 20-year-old man claimed to be 16 when caught. Richard Dequincy Broadwater, 20, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third degree with a minor.

According to a report released on Tuesday, the girl's mother went to check on her before going to work and found the bedroom door locked. As she was trying to get in the room she heard a lot of noise in the bedroom and closet. When she entered the room she went straight to the closet and found Broadwater hiding inside.

When the first officer arrived on the scene Broadwater gave his correct name, but said he was only 16. The officer, being familiar with Broadwater, rejected the claim and he later said he was 19. His actual age is 20, according to booking records.

The report states the girl admitted Broadwater was in the bed with her before being discovered by her mother.

Broadwater is being held without bond pending a hearing before a Circuit Court Judge. 

He was out on bond from a June 28 arrest for burglary in the second degree and criminal conspiracy, stemming from a robbery at the Costal Station in Johnston caught on film.

A request for the most recent booking photo was not honored by press time. The above photo is from his June arrest.


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