Charles Edward Reeves III

Reeves III

A Columbia man was charged this weekend after he was found by police in a parked vehicle with two juvenile girls on the 100 block of Price Avenue in Aiken.

Charles Edward Reeves III, 25, of Smallwood Road in Columbia, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, victim under 16 years of age, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to jail records.

Aiken Department of Public Safety officers were patrolling Price Avenue around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, when a vehicle was parked suspiciously in a nearby park, according to the report.

Officers approached the vehicle, which was driven by Reeves. Investigators reported seeing two young girls in the car with Reeves, one juvenile was sitting in the front passenger seat and the other was sitting in the back seat.

Following an investigation, Reeves was arrested and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he is still being held Monday afternoon.

Tripp Girardeau is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @trippgirardeau.