Beaufort man charged with sexually assaulting minor

rlurye@islandpacket.comMay 30, 2014 

Kenneth Fields

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A Beaufort man was arrested Friday morning, accused of sexually assaulting a female juvenile, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were notified Thursday that a 7-year-old girl told medical personnel she was injured by Fields during a sexual encounter within the last week, a news release said.

Kenneth Fields, 56, was charged in the incident with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the release said. The investigation is ongoing.

Fields remained at the Beaufort County Detention Center Friday, pending a bond hearing.

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