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Report: Father, teen son arrested on child sex charges

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Jason Herring (L) and Justin Herring (Source: Laurens Co. Detention) Jason Herring (L) and Justin Herring (Source: Laurens Co. Detention)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office is investigating the sexual assault of multiple children.

Deputies said on Nov. 1, they were dispatched to a home on Highway 418.

According to the incident report, they were met by 46-year-old Jason Herring, who had cut into his own arm. He reportedly told deputies he hurt himself because he "had bad thoughts about girls."

A woman at the location approached deputies and said Herring had sexually assaulted a young girl in her care. The woman also told deputies that Herring's 17-year-old son, Justin Herring, had sexually assaulted multiple boys and a young girl. She was told by the children six days earlier.

The incident report states that the woman attempted to convince Herring to turn himself into law enforcement or seek help.

Jason Herring is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and engaging a child under 18. Justin Herring was arrested and charged with two accounts of first-degree assault and battery and criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

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