BCSO arrests man for sexually assaulting two children

7-1-year-old Carl Herko
7-1-year-old Carl Herko

Beaufort County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Carl Herko, 71, of Bluffton, charging him with the sexual assault of two small children.

An investigation revealed Herko sexually assaulted two children over several months while they were in his custody, according to the sheriff’s office release. According to investigators, he also exposed he children to pornographic material.

Herko was interviewed late Friday afternoon, arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree and one count of Disseminating Obscene Material.

Herko is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center. The investigation continues, also involving the  South Carolina Department of Social Services, into the overall safety of both children.

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