Johns Island man accused of sexual abuse 25 years ago

Earl Darrell Linder

A 63-year-old Johns Island man is accused of sexually abusing a boy about 25 years ago.

Earl Darrell Linder, of Chisolm Road, is charged with two counts of first-degree and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

The alleged abuse occurred between 1987 and 1991, when the victim was 11 to 15 years old, according to the arrest affidavit from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Linder confessed to sexually abusing the boy when he was being investigated for a similar incident in 2008, according to the affidavit.

Linder was being held in the Charleston County jail Tuesday.

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