Sumter PD: Man faces several charges related to the sexual exploitation of a minor

Dominique Weston

Dominique Weston
Courtesy: Sumter Police Department

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– UPDATE: The Sumter Police Department says Dominique Weston now also faces two counts of exposing another to HIV. Police say Weston’s charges now include criminal sexual conduct-3rd degree, attempted lewd act with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor-2nd degree and sexual exploitation of a minor-3rd degree. Officers say a charge of criminal sexual conduct-1st degree was later added as the investigation continued.

Officials say another suspect has been charged for firing shots into Weston’s vehicle on February 9. Authorities say 30-year-old Danielle Henderson was taken into custody on February 25 and charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Both remain at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

ORIGINAL POST (FEBRUARY 11)

According to the Sumter Police Department, a man faces several charges related to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Police say 26-year-old Dominique Robert Weston was charged with criminal sexual conduct third degree, criminal sexual conduct first degree, attempted lewd act with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor second degree and sexual exploitation of a minor third degree.

Police say they were called to a residence on Tuesday, after a witness saw inappropriate content on Weston’s cell phone. Investigators say the content included the suspect and children, including a child under the age of six.

Officials say Weston is being held at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center and investigators are attempting to find out if there are any more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.

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