Twenty-four child sex charges
Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a 39-year old Kershaw, South Carolina man on 24 charges alleging child sex crimes. Law enforcement records identify the man arrested as Richard Onley Gardner III. According to today’s booking report from the Oconee Detention Center, Gardner is accused in 13 cases alleging committing or attempting lewd act on a child under 16 (June 4, 1996) and 11 cases alleging criminal sexual conduct or attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor – victim 11 to 14 years of age – second degree. No other details immediately available.