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Indecent liberties charged to Clarendon man

Sonny Ray Vause


     An indecent liberties charge involving a 12-year-old was filed against a Clarendon man this week, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports show.

     Sonny Ray Vause, 33, of the 12000 block of James B. White Hwy South, Clarendon, was arrested Tuesday, accused in a warrant of committing and attempt to commit “a lewd and lascivious act upon the body of a juvenile under the age of 16,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said Wednesday.

     A detective received the complaint Tuesday, though the warrant says the crime took place between March 1 and June 9 of this year.

     “This is an ongoing investigation,” Tatum said.

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