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CPD, KCSO charge man with sexually assaulting teen
Other man charged with incest in separate case
Christopher Gambrell
Christopher Gambrell
Rickey Lee Horton
Rickey Lee Horton

Christopher Gambrell, 20, of Clay Road, Camden, is being held on a total $160,000 bond for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female family member. Gambrell is charged by the Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).

A CPD report named Gambrell as the arrested man. A detective reported that she was advised on April 29 to make contact with a KCSO investigator about the case because some of the assaults allegedly perpetrated by Gambrell took place inside the Camden city limits.

The CPD served Gambrell with a warrant for second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor on May 9 at the Kershaw County Detention Center. Online jail records show the KCSO had already arrested Gambrell and charged him with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

In what were apparently separate bond hearings, a county magistrate and a city magistrate each set bond at $80,000 for the charges, bringing Gambrell’s total bond to $160,000.

A search of online Kershaw County Clerk of Court records showed no previous record for Gambrell.

Man charged with incest

In a separate case, the CPD is charging Ricky Lee Horton, 36, of Cassatt Road with incest and first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

In late February, a CPD detective received word from the Department of Social Services in Orangeburg County about sexual assault allegations involving Horton and his now 12-year-old daughter. Based on information provided by the girl’s middle school counselor, the CPD is accusing Horton of sexual assaults going back to when the girl was only 4 years old and again at 9 years old.

Following an investigation, officers arrested Horton on May 7 at CPD headquarters and transported him to jail where he is being held without bond.