A Fort Gordon Army sergeant was arrested Tuesday for having sex with a 14-year-old girl and hiding the runaway girl inside his Evans apartment, according to Columbia County authorities.
Sgt. Christopher T. Muse, 31, was charged Tuesday with child molestation and interstate interference with state custody.
“Muse had been communicating with the 14 year old victim over social media,” sheriff’s Capt. Andy Shedd said in a press release. “She is a runaway from Pickens County South Carolina and was located hiding in Muse’s apartment by deputies.”
In fact, authorities say that Muse actually drove to Easley, S.C., picked up the juvenile and brought her back to his Evans apartment to have sex with her. She was found hiding in a dryer in the laundry room.
Muse is a sergeant with the US Army. A sheriff’s report says he is with the “35th BDE HQS.”