Lugoff firefighter arrested, facing sex charges

LUGOFF, S.C. (AP) - A Lugoff firefighter is facing sex charges after his co-workers turned him in to authorities.

Lugoff Fire Chief Dennis Ray said in a statement that 24-year-old Daniel Timothy Brown is charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

The alleged victim was identified as younger than 16 years old. Ray said the teenager was approached Oct. 22 by fire department investigators about their concerns that a firefighter had been involved in inappropriate sexual conduct with her. The chief said the girl admitted the conduct.

Ray said the unlawful sexual conduct did not occur while Brown was on duty.

Brown had been placed on unpaid leave, and the case referred to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department.

Brown was being held in the Kershaw County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

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