Denmark man arrested by SLED for assaults on teens
A Denmark man has been charged by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) with six counts of illegal sexual activity involving multiple minor victims in Barnwell.
According to a SLED press release, David Lee James III, 41, of 340 Fredrick St., Denmark, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 4 and charged with first degree assault and battery, two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Warrants show the assaults took place in Barnwell between July 26, 2011 and July 25, 2014. The victims in four of the five warrants were between the ages of 15 and 16 at the time of the assaults.
James was booked at the Barnwell County Detention Center.
SLED investigated the case at the request of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
The case will be prosecuted by the Second Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
If convicted, James could be sentenced to between 10 and 20 years in prison on each count.