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Deputies: Oconee Co. man arrested on criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge

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Jeffrey Perry Verhage. (Source: OCSO). Jeffrey Perry Verhage. (Source: OCSO).
WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office said a man has been arrested for criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree. 

Deputies said 29-year-old Jeffrey Perry Verhage was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7 p.m. on Wednesday. 

According to deputies, an investigation into Verhage began after DSS informed the sheriff's office of accusations of inappropriate touching by him were made by a female minor. 

As the investigation continued and evidence was gathered in the case, deputies said they were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Verhage for the assault against the victim. 

Verhage remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center. He was denied bond. 

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