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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Seneca man on Burglary and Sex Crime Charges

Christopher Glenn Carranza

Kelly Victoria Throw

(Walhalla, SC)-----------------------------------------A Seneca man was arrested over the weekend, by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, on multiple charges, which include First Degree Burglary and Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct – Third Degree.

37 year old Christopher Glenn Carranza, of Cool Bridge Drive, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:34am Sunday morning. Carranza, who was also charged with Public Disorderly Conduct, was given a combined $85,257.50 surety bond. Carranza was released from jail, on an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond upon his release.

Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Bureau responded to a residence in the Salem area, early Sunday morning, in order to begin an investigation into reports of a possible sexual assault of a child. When a deputy arrived, he made contact with the child. An adult male spoke with the deputy and told him that he and a family member of the victim were at a party at another residence, which is different than the incident location where deputies responded. Another male, identified as Carranza, was also at the party.

The man stated that when they returned to the incident location, he observed Carranza inside of the house and forced him to leave. According to the man, Carranza was not invited into the home.

Carranza was later located by deputies at an address on Elaine Drive. Carranza was observed by deputies to be grossly intoxicated.

Further investigation by deputies, based upon evidence gathered, revealed that Carranza had entered the home, at night, and also into the bedroom of the child. According to an arrest warrant, Carranza instructed the child to perform sexual acts.

A second individual, 45 year old Kelly Victoria Throw, of Elaine Drive, was also arrested on charges on Public Disorderly Conduct unrelated to the investigation into the burglary and sex crime charges.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will also not be releasing any information that could, either directly or indirectly, identify the victim in the case since the victim is a child and by South Carolina law, the publishing of the name of the victim of criminal sexual conduct is unlawful.

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