Sex offender arrested, charged for kidnapping 11-year-old girl

Sex offender arrested, charged for kidnapping 11-year-old girl
Charles Hargett (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - Deputies in Kershaw County have arrested a registered sex offender in connection with the kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl.

Authorities received a report about the missing girl after she did not return home from school. Not long after receiving the report, a Kershaw County deputy spotted a wrecked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. The deputy found the girl inside with 63-year-old Charles Hargett.

According to KCSO, Hargett has a history of sexual crime convictions and appeared to be heavily intoxicated inside the vehicle with the girl.

Hargett was taken into custody and is now being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

The girl is safe at home and seems to be doing well, according to the sheriff’s office.

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