Graduates charged for criminal sexual conduct

  • Thursday, May 30, 2013



A Fort Dorchester High School student didn’t quite make it through his graduation Saturday as police, acting on a tip, arrived at the North Charleston Coliseum around 9 a.m. and arrested him, on seven outstanding warrants with the North Charleston Police Department.
Ryan Randall Deaton, 18, of Kirkwall Drive in Summerville, was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct for allegedly having sex with underage girls and filming the act.
According to published reports, the girls were 14 and 15.
Also charged: Michael Gerard Crudden, 19, of North Charleston.
The incident report states that the event took place in February at a home and was reported to a Fort Dorchester assistant principal, who then notified the school resource officer. The act was recorded on cell phone video and in still photos and those showed a young girl without clothing engaging in sexual acts.
One victim told police she had been drinking and had three shots of vodka and then smoked marijuana. She told police that although she had consented to be intimate with one of the subjects, he called the others in and wanted to make sure they were getting it all recorded.
The young victim told police she told between one and three others “no” but was ignored and forced to engage in sexual activity that was non-consensual.
The incident report notes the victims were two juvenile females and a juvenile male and there are four male suspects, one of whom is a juvenile.

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