By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man late yesterday morning on three charges related to a Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor case.
39 year old Robert Jonathan Oakley of Seneca Springs Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:53am on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – Second Degree and one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – Third Degree.
A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division spoke with a parent of the victim during the late evening hours of February 9th in regards to a Criminal Sexual Conduct case. After interviews were conducted, the case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division and the child/elder abuse investigator.
As the investigation continued, the child/elder investigator was able to determine that Oakley had sexually assaulted the victim at locations in the Seneca area and the Salem area. The assaults occurred as far back as August of 2014 and last occurred in November 2015 and involved only one female victim and occurred during a time frame when the victim was between 13 and 15 years old.
Oakley remains in custody at the Detention Center after being denied bond during a bond hearing this afternoon.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.