FLORENCE, S.C. – Seth Hopkins faces additional charges.

Hopkins, son of alleged Florence police shooter Fred Hopkins, has been charged with five additional counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor under the age of 11, two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor under 16, and one count of first-offense voyeurism according to records of the South Carolina Judicial Department.

The additional charges were filed on Aug. 23.

Hopkins was previously charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor under the age of 11 on Oct. 30, 2018, and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with minor with an age between 11-14 on Oct. 9, 2018.

First-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor is a felony punishable by a minimum of 25 years in prison with no parts suspended or a maximum of life imprisonment. Third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor is punishable by a fine in the discretion of the court or up to 15 years in prison.

First-offense voyeurism is a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of a $500 fine, three years in prison, or both.

Second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Hopkins continues to be held without bond at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia, according to the Richland County website.

Investigating alleged sexual misconduct by Seth Hopkins was the reason that a team of Florence County sheriff’s investigators went to the residence at 932 Ashton Place on Oct. 3, 2018.

When the officers arrived, Hopkins’ father, Fred, allegedly began firing at the officers, shooting and injuring six and shooting and killing Florence police Sgt. Terrence Carraway. Investigator Farrah Turner, one of the six officers shot, later succumbed to her injuries.

Frederick Hopkins remains in jail on two charges of murder and five charges of attempted murder. He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County.

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Government and Poltics Reporter

I cover the city of Florence, the county of Florence, the state legislative delegation of Florence County and surrounding areas, and the federal delegation representing the Pee Dee for the Morning News.

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