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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Man Arrested on Charges of Child Abuse


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Thursday, April 25 arrested a 36-year-old Lexington man on two charges of child abuse.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives arrested Nimesh Patel, 36, of Lexington on Thursday, April 25. Patel was charged with two counts of child abuse which carries a maximum punishment of 40 years if convicted. Patel is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

An arrest warrant alleges that on the evening of April 18, Patel abused two different children by heating up the handle of a metal cooking utensil and placed the heated utensil against the bare skin of the two children, Metts said.

An arrest warrant further alleges that the burns which were caused as a result of Patel’s abuse caused scarring and disfigurement to the victim’s skin. Patel told investigators that he burned the children as a form of discipline for poor behavior, Metts said.

Metts asked citizens with any information about additional criminal activity involving Patel to call investigators at (803)785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.

 


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