Greenwood City Police responded to a playground near New Haven Apartments after someone reported a man sexually assaulting their child.
The mother of the child told police that as she was watching kids play from her apartment, she notice a man assault her child. She said the man came up and started roughhousing her son. Then she notice her son telling the suspect to leave him alone. As the mother approached the playground the suspect left.
The minor told police that the man started pulling on him, then stuck his hand down the front of his shorts and touched his privates. The man then pulled the victim’s pants down partially and toughed his privates again and scratched the left side of his thigh. Then the man licked his finger and rubbed it on the victim’s butt.
James Albert Devlin, 61of 207 Tompkins Street, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Devlin was arrested and transported to the Greenwood County Detention Center.