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Former Charleston recreation worker charged with rape of minor

Domeneque Drayton (Charleston County Detention Center).jpg
Domeneque Drayton (Charleston County Detention Center)

City of Charleston officials say they've fired a part-time city employee accused of raping a minor.

Domeneque Drayton, 20, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8 by the North Charleston Police Department on a charge of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between 11 and 14 years old.

Charleston officials say they fired Drayton from his job as an assistant recreation leader at the city’s Arthur W. Christopher Community Center after learning of the charge.

There is no indication currently that the victim participated in any Charleston recreation programs during Drayton's one year and three months as an employee of the community center, Charleston officials say.

Still, the city says it is out of an abundance of caution sending letters about the situation to parents or guardians of children who took part in city recreation programs at community center since Drayton was hired.

Drayton is currently out of jail after posting a $25,000 bond.