Walhalla Man Arrested

Criminal Sexual Conduct Against Minor

Emily Gill
August 06, 2020 - 1:47 pm
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Released by the OCSO.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Walhalla man yesterday on multiple charges, including a Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Charge – 3rd Degree.

48 year old Jeffrey Paul Patton, who was also charged with two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:51pm Wednesday.

Jeffrey Paul Patton - OCSO

An investigation began in February of this year after deputies were first notified of inappropriate conduct involving Patton and two juveniles at a residence in Walhalla in the early 2000’s.  

The case was turned over to an investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division.

As the investigation continued and evidence was gathered in the case, the investigator obtained the arrest warrants against Patton.  

At this time, Patton remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation and in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation and that of the victims, the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any information that could potentially identify the victims in this case, which includes the relationship between the victims and the arrestee, the ages of the victims when the incident’s occurred, the sex of the victims and the location where the incidents occurred.  

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