Man arrested for alleged sexual assault


Sumter Police Department arrested a 29-year-old man on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 10.

According to a news release from Sumter Police Department, officers were notified in September by a school social worker that a child under 10 years old had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a suspect identified as David Kennedy, 434 Robney Drive.

An incident report stated that Kennedy went into the girl's room at night.

The child and a younger sister were placed into emergency protective custody.

After an investigation, Kennedy was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, third degree. He was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center and was later released after posting a $7,500 surety bond.