Alfard Mullins Jr. arrested for first-degree rape of child, given $1m bond

Published 10:32 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Polk County grand jury has issued 21 indictments against Alfard Mullins Jr., who was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Tryon Police Department Monday, April 1.

Alfard Mullins Jr.

Alfard Mullins Jr.

Detectives arrested Mullins, 34, of 101 Mallory Lane, Landrum, as result of an ongoing investigation of sexual allegations.

The investigation began in January when Polk County received information from Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office regarding charges and an arrest of Mullins for sexual misconduct in South Carolina.

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The sheriffs’ office began working with Tryon Police Department investigating the allegations because they took place in the county and within the city limits of Tryon.

Detectives began interviewing individuals who may have been a victim, witness or had knowledge about the acts as well as conferred with the district attorney’s office. A Polk County grand jury on Wednesday, March 27 returned 21 True Bill of Indictments against Mullins.

The indictments issued by the grand jury included one count of first degree rape of a child, six counts first degree sexual, six counts indecent liberties with a child, six counts felony child abuse sexual act, one count of incest, one count incest with a child under 13.

Spartanburg County’s report said allegations were that Mullins began sexually assaulting the victim in 2006 with the last incident occurring in August 2012.

Mullins was arrested and taken before the magistrate April 1 where he was given a $1 million secure bond. His first court appearance is expected to be on Wednesday, April 3.