A former firefighter with the Lugoff Fire Department has been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says 24-year-old Daniel Brown turned himself in after investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Fire Department Chief Dennis Ray says Brown resigned prior to his arrest.

Matthews says the fire department spoke to the victim on October 22nd about the allegations and a sheriff's department investigator conducted a forensic interview with the girl, who said there were four occasions where inappropriate sexual conduct occurred – two at Brown's residence and two in Lee County.

Ray says the activities did not take place while Brown was on duty or under fire department supervision, but stressed that such behavior is not representative of Lugoff Fire personnel.