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Sheriff's Office seeking sexual assault suspect

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of sexual assault of a child.

Investigators are searching for 30-year old Ruben Nieto-Banda, who is wanted on one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He is wanted for the assault of a 7-year-old girl that occurred Jan. 5 at a home in the Baywood subdivision in Bluffton.

Banda did not show up to turn himself in at a pre-arranged meeting. He has not been seen or heard from since last night.

He is a Hispanic male, approximately 5'10" and 240 lbs. He has black hair.

His last known address is 84 Baywood Drive in Bluffton. He is not known to drive any vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding Banda’s whereabouts is asked to contact either Investigator Sgt. L. Albertin at 843-255-3413 or Crimestoppers, 888-274-6372.

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