Former Georgetown deputy on trial for sexual assault

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - A jury is expected to decide Wednesday if a former Georgetown County sheriff's deputy sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in 2007.

Testimony will resume Wednesday morning for 36-year-old Ron Crabtree. He was arrested in March 2009.

Investigators said the abuse went on for months at a home on Pawley's Island. Crabtree was fired from the sheriff's office.

Crabtree is charged with criminal sexual conduct-second degree and performing a lewd act on a minor.

The victim, now an 11th grader, said she trusted him because he is a relative.

If convicted, Crabtree could face up to 35 years in prison.

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