Police: Man accused of sexually assaulting teen in West Ashley hotel

Police: Man accused of sexually assaulting teen in West Ashley hotel

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say they arrested a man after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at a West Ashley hotel.

John Swearingen, 28, was arrested at the Comfort Suites on Savannah Highway Sunday morning after the victim's father called police.

The girl's father said she was sexually assaulted between 11 p.m. on July 15 and as midnight on July 16.

Swearingen was charged with criminal sexual conduct. His bond has not yet been set.

The 15-year-old victim was taken to MUSC Children's Hospital for treatment.

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