Charleston man jailed on charges of sexually assaulting a child

Tony Bennett

A Charleston man was arrested Monday night after being accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Tony Tenell Bennett, 42, of River Front Drive is being held in the Charleston County jail on two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11. Each charge is a felony that carries a penalty of 25 years in prison with no chance of parole.

Charleston police were called early Friday morning after the girl’s father took her to the emergency room at Medical University Children’s Hospital, according to an incident report.

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