Deputies: Ruffin man facing child abuse charge

Deputies: Ruffin man facing child abuse charge

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 20-year-old Ruffin man was arrested after deputies in Colleton County responded to a report of child abuse.

Benton Michael Presley is charged with unlawful conduct towards a child and third degree domestic violence, according to Colleton County Sheriff's Lt. Shane Roberts.

Deputies responded to a home in the 400 block of Patriot Lane in Ruffin Thursday and discovered a 6-year-old child with injuries, Roberts said.

The child was taken to Colleton Medical Center for treatment, deputies say. 
"I am disgusted at the facts of this crime," Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland said. "No child should ever have to endure abuse. My office will continue to protect the children of Colleton County and  criminally pursue anyone who would harm them."

Bond was set at $250,000, Robert said.

Presley is currently being held at the Colleton County Detention Center.

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