Sumter man charged with two counts of sexual assault on minors


Sumter County Sheriff's Office has charged a 34-year-old Sumter man with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after it was reported he sexually assaulted two children under the age of 10 between November and April.

Brian Edward Barefoot, of Avins Road, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-old female and then having the victim perform a sex act on him at a location on Avins Road. He also reportedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old female during the same time frame, states a news release.

Barefoot was arrested after a warrant was issued on Wednesday and he is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He is being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center where he is awaiting a first appearance hearing.