Bluffton man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with a minor

Bluffton man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with a minor

BLUFFTON, S.C. (WTOC) - The Bluffton Police Department has arrested a 72-year-old man for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

Police arrested Clifton Scott on Wednesday. He is charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 3rd Degree, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor 2nd Degree, and Disseminating Harmful Material to a Minor.

Scott is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a child under the age of 16, from September of 2017 through September of 2018.

He was arrested without incident.

Police are commending the father for acting when he saw behavior changes.

“In this situation, anytime you are dealing with a sexual predator, or anything of that nature, we never know exactly what they look like, who they are, I mean it could be anybody. We just encourage people that if they see unusual signs with their children to report it. And let us look into something like that. Because you never know what may be happening with that child. And you never know who may or may not be doing something,” Bluffton Police Department Capt. Joseph Babkiewicz said.

Police say they plan on continuing their support of the family by providing whatever therapy and resources they need to make it through this time.

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