SC church volunteer faces additional sex assault charges

- A South Carolina church volunteer who police say was recorded sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy in a bathroom now faces eight additional charges.

Court records show Jacop Hazlett, 28, is now charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and seven counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

The records did not give details on the new charges.

Hazlett supervised the care of 3- to 5-year-olds at the North Charleston NewSpring Church. According to a lawsuit against the church where Hazlett volunteered, 90 days of stored images showed him abusing at least 14 children.

The church says Hazlett passed a background check and they are cooperating with investigators.

Police in North Carolina are investigating Hazlett after receiving a report Monday of an allegation of an incident at a Davidson church involving the church volunteer. 

Hazlett remains in jail and records did not show if he had a lawyer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
 

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