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Warrants: Seneca man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl, creating child porn

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Robert Keith Morgan (Source: Oconee County Sheriff's Office) Robert Keith Morgan (Source: Oconee County Sheriff's Office)
WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a Seneca man has been arrested on multiple counts of sexual offenses with a minor.

According to officials with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Robert Keith Morgan of Seneca was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 6:54 p.m. Wednesday by a deputy from the warrants division.

The Sheriff's Office began an investigation on September 26 after a School Resource Office at an Oconee County School was notified of allegations of sexual assaults that occurred outside school property.

After the case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division, it was determined that Morgan had sexually assaulted a female victim while she was between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old.

Deputies said Morgan was charged on Wednesday with 3 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor - first degree, 6 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor - third degree, and 1 count of criminal exploitation of a minor - first degree.

Morgan was received a combined $150,000 surety bond on the 6 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor - third degree, and was denied bond on the 3 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor - first degree charges and the single count of criminal exploitation of a minor - first degree.

The investigation continued, and on Thursday Morgan was also charged with 7 additional counts of sexual exploitation of a minor - first degree, and 2 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor - third degree, after officials learned that Morgan possessed sexually explicit images of a minor.

Multiple warrants for Morgan state that he "used, induced, coerced, encouraged a minor to engage in sexual activity or appear in a state of sexually explicit nudity" in order to create pornographic images of the child victim.

Only one victim has been noted in warrants obtained against Morgan at this time.

Deputies say Morgan has been on the registered sex offender list since 1999, when he was adjudicated in Family Court on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

This case remains under investigation by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.

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