TWO MEN CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES INVOLVING CHILDREN, OFFICIALS SAY THERE MAY BE MORE VICTIMS
December 11, 2020
Go Up State
Two arrests were made Thursday in connection to a case in which two girls said they were sexually abused.
Aaron Eugene Dodson, 65, and Andy Lee Dunbar, 41, both of 101 Vass St., Spartanburg were each charged with eight counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree, attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor first degree, unlawful neglect of a child and incest.
Dunbar also was charged with two additional counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree.
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Kevin Bobo said in a statement the two girls were among 15 living at a residence in Woodruff in 2014 with eight different adults when they were placed into protective custody by the Special Victims Unit of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.
Bobo said the reason those children were placed in DSS custody was because of their inappropriate sexual behavior at school and medical concerns. At the time, all of the adults were charged with unlawful neglect of a child. The children were all adopted later.
There wasn't enough evidence at the time to bring any additional charges against the adults who lived with the children in Woodruff.
Bobo said two of the girls who are sisters were adopted by the same family and earlier this year they told their adoptive mother that they had been sexually abused at their former residence.
Working with the Children's Advocacy Center, the girls provided details of their sexual abuse and the information was used to identify the two suspects. The evidence was presented to a magistrate judge and multiple arrest warrants were issued for Dodson and Dunbar.
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