Deputies: 81-year-old grabs, fondles child on way home from school

James Holmes (Photo source:
James Holmes (Photo source:

SPARTANBURG, SC (WYFF) - An 81-year-old is accused of assaulting a girl as she walked home from school, according to Spartanburg County deputies.

James Holmes is charged with one count of assault and battery.

Deputies said on Sept. 12 a report was filed about an assault of a sexual nature on an 11-year-old.

The child's grandmother said the child was walking home from school when Holmes grabbed the child, hugged her, put his tongue in her mouth and touched her breast at a home on Christopher Street.

Deputies said the grandmother, victim and suspect were all interviewed.

Holmes was booked at the Spartanburg County Detention Center and then released on a $20,000 bond.

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