DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – A Darlington pastor has been arrested after a boy reported that he was touched inappropriately on at least two occasions, according to a news release from Darlington Police. Darlington High School administrators contacted police after they learned the incident involved one of their students.
Kamron Eugene Reames, of Georgiana Lane in Darlington, was arrested Thursday for two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the release states. Reames could face up to 10 years in prison for each charge. At a hearing on Friday, bond was set at $20,000 cash, or $50,000 surety.
Reames is an Associate Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Darlington and has been with the church since 2002, according to the church's website.
The Darlington County School District released a statement, which reads in part: "This week Darlington High School administrators were made aware of an incident that occurred off campus involving a Darlington High student. The administrators immediately notified law enforcement. The school district cannot comment on an ongoing investigation."
During the Friday bond hearing, Reames' father-in-law spoke on behalf of the family to ask that Reames "stay in jail and deny bond because of his suicidal attempts." The family asked for a psychological evaluation, and want him to stay in jail and feel more secure for his well-being. A police official at the hearing spoke up to agree.
Reames' only comment during the hearing was: "I'll do whatever. I'll do whatever." Watson says this is not over and investigators will continue to gather evidence. Reams will appear in court again in February.