A 73-year-old Pelion man has been arrested after a 14-year-old girl recorded an attempted sexual assault on her cell phone.
James Hayes Webber has been charged with first-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reported. He was jailed Friday on a $200,000 bond.
Webber allegedly assaulted the girl in April in a field near his home, the police report said. The attempted assault that was recorded occurred in May at his home. The recording allegedly shows Webber trying to touch the girl as she cries and pleads for him to stop, the sheriff said.