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Florence Police confirms lawyer arrested for criminal sexual conduct

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Joel Thomas Broome. Source: Florence County Detention Center Bookings. Joel Thomas Broome. Source: Florence County Detention Center Bookings.

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A Florence lawyer has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct after a woman claimed he assaulted her earlier this month, confirmed Major Carlos Raines with the Florence Police Department.

Joel Thomas Broome, 30, turned himself in to the Florence County Sheriff's Office Friday morning for an incident that allegedly occurred on September 7. He has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, third degree, according to the Florence County Bookings website.

According to the police report, two women were drinking together when they ran into Broome, and then they went to a residence together. One of the women went to bed upstairs while Broome was talking to the other woman downstairs.

The woman told police that at about 5:30 a.m., she woke up to Broome assaulting her, the police report states.

According to the firm's website, Broome is a general practice lawyer at the Law Office of Hobbs and Broome with an emphasis on Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations.

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