75-year-old sex offender charged with abusing boy in N. Charleston

Charles Lee Carley (Source: CCDC)
Charles Lee Carley (Source: CCDC)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 75-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested Monday night after authorities say he confessed to sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy.

According to court documents, Charles Lee Carley confided to his home health worker Monday that he made the boy grab his genitals over the weekend.  The home health worker called police and reported the incident immediately.

Following an interview with the worker, Carley was arrested at his home and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  He was granted a $25,000 bond during a hearing on Tuesday morning.

The State Law Enforcement Division Sex Offender Registry states Carley was convicted on a charge of committing or attempting to commit a lewd act on a child under the age of 16 in 2000.

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