Deputies: Man charged with sexually assaulting 2 children

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 44-year-old man has been arrested after two children came forward last month claiming they were sexually assaulted by the suspect earlier this year, according to court affidavits.

Maurice Marshall Harris of West Ashley was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

According to an incident report, Charleston County deputies were called to the victim's home on October 25 after two children told their mother they were previously molested by Harris.  

 An affidavit states one of the victim's, a 12-year-old girl, was sexually assaulted by Harris multiple times between May 1 and September 1 when she would go to the suspect's home. 

Authorities say the young girl detailed one encounter with the suspect in which he sexually assaulted her while she was in Harris' living room.

It is unknown at this time why the children spent time at Harris' home.

Harris has been booked at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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