Kershaw County man arrested for sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl

Timothy Joel Witkop. KCDC photo.

Kershaw County deputies have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl.

Timothy Joel Witkop, 31, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, first-degree, with a victim under the age of 11.

On Dec. 15, deputies said the girl’s mother told investigators that Witkop’s had sexual contact with the girl. An investigator then talked with Witkop. Deputies said Witkop told them he’d had inappropriate sexual activity with the girl for a year, beginning when she was five-years-old.

Based on the interview and other evidence, Witkop was taken into custody. He’s currently at the Kershaw County Detention Center where he remains pending a bond hearing.