• Police: Man faces charges for touching 9, 6, 3-year-olds inappropriately

    By: Nate Stewart


    YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A man who was trusted to care for his neighbor's children now faces charges for touching them inappropriately.

    Officials said the children are 9, 6 and 3 years old.

    Eyewitness News learned that this is not the first time Jack Sanders Jr. has faced these kinds of charges.

    Eyewitness News learned more about his criminal history on Friday and the reaction from the neighborhood.

    Carol Gordon has lived next door to Sanders for years and says she was disgusted to hear of new charges. In fact, she says she had no clue he had any arrest record at all.

    "I know him. Then I come out to find out different," she said.

    "Yeah, I live right next to him. Oh yeah. Now I want to move," said neighbor Bert Aikens.

    Eyewitness News has been digging through 65-year-old Sanders' arrest records, and they date back to 1978.

    According to SLED, Sanders spent five years in prison for after being convicted of assault and battery with intent to kill, grand larceny, assault and battery with high and aggravated nature and pointing a firearm.

    In 1991, he was arrested and charged with a lewd act on a child under 14, but those charges were later thrown out.

    In 1993, he again was sentenced to five years in prison for assault and battery with high and aggravated nature.

    His most recent arrest was at a home on Tuesday, and he was charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

    York County sheriff's deputies said they charged Sanders after interviews with the four minors about the inappropriate touching, which occurred at his home.

    Neighbors said they are surprised and disgusted with the charges.

    On Friday night, he remains at the jail in York County.

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