by: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————A Fair Play man wanted on multiple charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Oconee County was arrested last night in the state of Georgia.
Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says that investigators with the Sheriff’s Office working with police in Lavonia, Georgia located and arrested 65 year old Donnie Lane King of 450 Wilderness Trail at a motel in Lavonia last night.
According to Sheriff Crenshaw, King was arrested without incident and was taken to the Franklin County jail. King is scheduled to go before a judge today for extradition proceedings.
King was wanted by investigators in Oconee County on nine separate counts: two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor under 16 years of age, four counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor between 11 to 14 years of age and three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor with the victim under 11 years of age. The cases involve two separate female victims.
On November 7th, a deputy responded to the DSS office in Oconee County concerning reports of sexual abuse involving one of the female victims. The case was then referred to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office.
During the course of the investigation, warrants obtained against King charge him with sexually assaulting the first victim between the ages of eight and fifteen between the dates of February of 2006 and February of 2014.
As the investigation into the allegations involving the first victim continued, new allegations surfaced involving a second female victim. According to warrants, King is accused of sexually assaulting the second female victim between 1985 and 1986 at the time the victim was fourteen years old.
The incidents are said to have occurred at the Wilderness Road address.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.