Richland County Sheriff’s Department


RCSD Arrests Charles Branham for Criminal Sexual Conduct

Richland County Sheriff’s investigators say that 50 year old Charles A. Branham (DOB 01/01/1967) of Columbia is facing multiple criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from the sexual assault of an 11 year old girl.

On June 1st, 2017 RCSD deputies were called to a home located in the 7600 hundred block of Hunt Club Road where an 11 year old girl reported that she had been sexually assaulted and inappropriately touched by Branham.  Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says that the investigation revealed that the child had been sexually assaulted by Branham since she was 6 years of age.

Branham is charged with:

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 2nd Degree

  • 2 Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 3rd Degree

  • 2 Counts of Kidnapping

Branham is also facing additional charges in Fairfield County.  Branham is currently being held in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

July 10, 2017

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Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
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