Solicitor: Upstate man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing young child

Russell Evans (Source: SCDC)

Solicitor Walt Wilkins said Wednesday that a Pickens man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a young child.

Russell Lewis Evans, 35, entered a guilty plea on August 29 on the charge of criminal sexual conduct third degree. The judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Wilkins said evidence showed Evans abused the child between 2014 and 2016 in Pickens County. The victim was just eight years old when the abuse began.

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