Aiken County magistrate judge arrested

January 9, 2007

AIKEN CTY, S.C.---Magistrate court Judge Charles Carter of Aiken County was arrested today. He was charged with misconduct in office and failure to report sexual misconduct.

Warrants say Judge Carter knew that a county employee was having an improper sexual relationship but did not report it to authorities.

He was booked in the Aiken County Detention Center, and released on a $10,000 bond.