Marston man faces molestation charges


Staff report



MARSTON — A Scotland County man was arrested on Saturday for 20 sexual offenses involving a minor, according to authorities.

Joshua Morton, 31, of 10381 Gum Swamp Lake Road, has been charged with 19 counts of first degree sexual offense of a child and one count of indecent liberties with a child, all felonies.

According to Capt. Mitch Johnson of the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, the offenses involved a child under the age of 10.

Morton’s prior convictions include second-degree burglary, felonious restraint, second-degree trespass, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and assault on a female.

Morton was been placed under a $1,000,000 secured bond.

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Staff report

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