A man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl in a West Ashley motel room was arrested Sunday.
John Swearingen, 28, of Edgefield was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He is accused of sexually assaulting the girl late Saturday night at the Comfort Suites on Savannah Highway, according to the incident report from Charleston police. She was checked by a nurse at Medical University Hospital.
He was being held in the Charleston County jail Monday.
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