Man facing sexual conduct charges

PICKENS — A 19-year-old Pickens man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies say he engaged in sexual activity with at least two underage girls on separate occasions.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe said last week that Brandon Cody Boyd Bundy, of Memanis Lane, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Bundy, who was taken into custody without incident on Oct. 17 at a relative’s home, was still being held without bond at the Pickens County Detention Center on Tuesday.

Hashe said the investigation was initiated Oct. 12 and revealed that between June 2013 and August 2014, a 14-year-old victim was forced against her will and without her consent to have sexual intercourse with a man who was 17 years old at the time of the incident.

The chief deputy added that a more recent incident occurred this year, between Sept. 1 and Oct. 10, according to arrest warrants, when the same man provided drugs to a second victim who is 14 years old and engaged in sexual battery while she was under the influence of marijuana.