Man accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

A Mullins man was arrested Monday for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Melvin Brown, 27, of Mullins was arrested after an investigation with the Sheriff's Office.

The investigation determined Brown had sexually assaulted a 13-year-old victim multiple times over a four year period, according to a press release.

Brown is charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Lewd Act Upon a Child Under 16, Assault with the Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct, and Unlawful Neglect by a Legal Custodian.

Brown is being held at the Marion County Detention Center. He was denied bond by a Magistrate judge.