Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor Alleged

   A Laurens man arrested Tuesday on Drug charges is now facing charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor female. Laurens City Police arrested 48-year-old Timothy Earl Beheler of 329 Wilson Street, Laurens on Tuesday, charging him with Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance in May of this year. Yesterday, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office charged Timothy Beheler with Criminal Sexual Conduct and with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. He is accused of engaging in sexual battery by having sex with a victim who was between 11 and 14 years old between September 15, 2011 and June 12, 2013. Between the same dates, he is also accused of knowingly and willfully providing marijuana to the victim, who is a minor child.

Earlier today, Beheler was awaiting a bond hearing on the new charges.