18-year-old forced girl, 15, to perform sex act: Police

Garrett Kennard/CPD

Garrett Kennard/CP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – An 18-year-old man is behind bars charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

Garrett Kennard is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on a $20,000 bond following the alleged assault on January 25th.

According to officials, Kennard is accused of forcing a 15-year-old female victim to commit a sexual act while at party inside a Columbia residence.

The suspect also allegedly inappropriately touched the victim and prevented her from leaving the immediate area.

The victim went to a local hospital for medical treatment.

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