California teen arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting child at elementary school: video
A South Carolina teen was arrested on Friday evening after being accused of sexually assaulting a 16 year-old student during a classroom visit in October of last year, a story that was first reported by the local Spartanburg Post and followed up with a Facebook post. The teenager told police about the incident and police investigated further, and on Monday morning, it was announced that 15 year-old Dylan Patrick McCreary, of Spartanburg, had been booked into jail on one count of rape with a victim under the age of 16. He was already being held on a preliminary charge of engaging in sexual behavior with a minor, and his bond was set at $25,000.
At a press conference on Friday, McCreary was charged with sexual battery on a victim under the age of 15, which is defined as committing sexual acts with someone who is younger than 16. McCreary allegedly followed the 16 year-old student into a classroom during a school visit on Oct. 5, the day after the first-grade teacher discovered McCreary had been taking sexually explicit photos and videos of the boy. The teacher reported the incident to both Spartanburg police and the Spartanburg County Sheriff. The boy was later interviewed by police, and has given extensive new details to police about the incident at the press conference on Friday. The teen’s identity has been concealed by the South Carolina authorities to protect his privacy, and the boy’s mother has also requested a protective order to block media from speaking with him directly.
McCreary admitted to police that he had been taking photos and that the boy had requested them in the course of a teacher-student relationship, but the boy was not the student’s teacher at the time. In an interview with WYFF, the boy said the photos and videos he had taken had been turned over to the teacher during a later discussion. The teacher had been uncomfortable with the photos, but told the boy that they were not