Man accused of child rape in Georgetown Co.

Esteban-Rodriguez and Smith (Source: GCDC)
Esteban-Rodriguez and Smith (Source: GCDC)

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office arrested a 32-year-old man accused of child rape on Friday.

According to Carrie Cuthbertson, sheriff's office spokesperson, investigators arrested 32-year-old Leopold Esteban-Rodriguez and charged him with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Deputies also arrested 25-year-old Jennifer Smith and charged her with unlawful neglect of a child.

Smith was issued a $10,000 bond and Esteban-Rodriguez was denied bond.  He remains behind bars at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Authorities said they began their investigation after the child's father reported a possible child rape.

No other details were released by authorities.

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