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Lexington man arrested for sexual assault, police concerned there may be more victims

Michael Bruce Worthy, 32 of Lexington, has been arrested for sexually assaulting a juvenile on Monday, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrance Green.

During this investigation, detectives found that Michael Worthy had been at the home of a family friend and engaged in unwanted and unlawful sexual contact with a fifteen-year-old girl.

Worthy

When interviewed, police said Worthy admitted to sexually assaulting the juvenile to include intentionally
touching her genitalia with his hands.

Due to what detectives have found through this case, there are concerns that there may be other juvenile victims who have also been sexually assaulted by Michael Worthy.

If you have information about or need to report any unlawful sexual conduct involving Michael Worthy, please contact Detective Earl Alewine at 803-358-7262 or ealewine@lexsc.com.

At the conclusion of his interview, Worthy was arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 2nd Degree and he was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. When seen by a judge at Lexington County Bond Court, he was given a bond of $75,000 with the restrictions of having no contact with the victim, the victim’s family, or anyone under the age
of 18.