St. Stephen man sentenced in abductions, sexual assault

St. Stephen man sentenced in abductions, sexual assault

ST. STEPHEN, SC (WCSC) - A judge sentenced a Saint Stephen man in the October 2013 abduction of a mother and daughter and sexual assault of the daughter.

Telly Darnell McClam, 38, was convicted on all counts, which included two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first degree burglary, two counts of kidnapping and two weapons-related charges, according to Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis.

McClam received two life sentences without the possibility of parole for the criminal sexual conduct charges, life in prison for the burglary charge, 30 years in prison for each of the kidnapping charges and 10 years for the weapons charges, Lewis said.

"This case is a prime example of how law enforcement resources can quickly come together to rescue victims and apprehend dangerous felons," Lewis said. "We are pleased that the St. Stephen's community is safer with the removal of McClam from the community."

McClam was arrested the day after he took the mother and daughter from their home, Williamsburg deputies said. At the time of his arrest, he had a weapon but surrendered to authorities without incident, they said.

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