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Police: Babysitter sexually assaults 8-year-old

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Previous mug shot of Michael Fulton (Source: FCSO) Previous mug shot of Michael Fulton (Source: FCSO)

EFFINGHAM, SC (WMBF) – The sheriff's office in Florence County has arrested a man wanted for reportedly assaulting an 8-year-old child he was babysitting.

Investigators on the case believe 29-year-old Michael Alphonzo Fulton of Effingham was babysitting an 8-year-old at a home in the Florence area when he sexually assaulted the child.

Fulton was wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor and failure to register as a sex offender.

Described as a black male, standing approximately 5'10" and weighing 275 pounds, Fulton was arrested by the Florence County Sheriffs Office just after 1 a.m. Friday morning.

Online records for South Carolina sex offenders provided by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) show Fulton was charged of criminal sexual conduct in April 2000 as a juvenile offender. His last known address was in Columbia.

Fulton faces a number of charges, including criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16 years of age, offender with previous record, attempting a lewd act upon child under 16, and failing to register as a sex offender.

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