Ladson man charged for sex assault in West Ashley

Cecil Kupfner (Source: CCDC)
Cecil Kupfner (Source: CCDC)

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A Ladson man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in West Ashley last week.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said investigators charged 30-year-old Cecil Ray Kupfner with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The incident occurred between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., when police say Kupfner entered the unlocked apartment on Orange Branch Road and assaulted the victim.

According to a police report, the victim told officers "Cecil," a friend of her neighbor's, assaulted her.

The investigation is ongoing, Francis said.

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