A Kershaw County man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a teenage relative.

Sheriff Jim Matthews says investigators received a call from a physician in Columbia who had treated a 15-year-old girl who claimed she had been forcibly sexually assaulted on September 21st by 41-year-old Edward Conant of Lugoff.

The sheriff says a forensic interview with the girl confirmed her story.

Conant, who was already out on bond for narcotics violations, was arrested at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

Deputies searched his home and say they seized a large quantity of pornographic materials that focused on underage girls.