Lexington County man sentenced for two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor

Donnie J Rankin Lexington County Detention Center

Donnie J. Rankin
Courtesy: Lexington County Detention Center

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– According to the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office, a man from Lexington County was sentenced to 20 years for child sexual assault. Authorities say 49-year-old Donnie Rankin pled guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second degree.

According to officials, an investigation revealed that Rankin committed multiple acts of sexual battery against his victims from 2012-2013. Authorities say this investigation came after reports of the ongoing sexual abuse of two children.

Officials say Rankin was given the maximum sentence of 20 years, and he will be transported to the South Carolina Department of Corrections to begin his sentence.

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