Johnston man faces sex charges

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A Johnston, S.C., man has been arrested and charged with a pair of crimes after the alleged molestation of a girl over the weekend.

Gustav Paul Sawvell, 37, is being held pending a bond hearing on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16 . Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said he also has been charged with committing a lewd act against a minor under the age of 16.

The victim was taken to Edgefield County Hospital on Saturday after the incident was reported to law enforcement. She was treated and released.

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