Deputies: Bluffton man surrenders after fondling child

Ruben Nieto-Banda. Source: BCSO
Ruben Nieto-Banda. Source: BCSO

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 31-year-old man wanted for the sexual assault of a child was arrested Friday morning in Hilton Head after turning himself in.

Ruben Nieto-Banda of Bluffton was wanted on one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor following the assaulted a 7-year-old female at a Baywood home on January 5, according to a release from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say Banda inappropriately touched the child while she was at the home visiting a friend.

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