Danny Wayne Long
(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------A Westminster man, who is a registered sex offender, was arrested late last week on a charge of Communicating Obscene Messages to an underage teenager.
54 year old Danny Wayne Long was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:32 pm last Friday, February 25th. Long was released from the Oconee County Detention Center, the next day, on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.
The Sheriff’s Office began an investigation on January 19th of this year after a report was filed in regards to a harassment complaint. The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.
Based on evidence that was gathered during the investigation, Long lied about his age and his identity as he sent suggestive and immoral messages to the teenager via text messages. Based upon that evidence, an Investigator from the Criminal Investigations Division obtained an arrest warrant against Long.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation, and in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation, and that of the victim, the Sheriff’s Office will not release any information that could, in any way, identify the victim.