A Lexington County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.
Sheriff James Metts says the mother of the alleged victim called deputies on Friday and said she found 33-year-old Ryan Valentine of Lexington lying in bed naked with her daughter, who was wearing only panties.
She says Valentine told her he and the girl were just “cuddling.”
Metts says an investigation revealed that Valentine had been inappropriately touching the 9-year-old over the past year.
He's charged with first-degree and third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child under age 11.