Walhalla, SC - An Oconee County jury deliberated for slightly more than 30 minutes before convicting Jaimie Sabio Obregon, 71, of Seneca, SC of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor. The Honorable Thomas L. Hughston, Jr. sentenced Obregon to 25 years for each of two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree and 20 years for each of two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 2nd Degree. All sentences are to be served concurrently. Obregon will be required to register as a sex offender. The State was represented by Assistant Solicitor Catherine Wyse.  


In April of 2014, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office received a report that an eleven year old female had reported at school that she had been sexually abused. The child stated that the defendant sexually abused her several times over the course of a year when the defendant was babysitting her. Following a thorough investigation, Obregon was arrested. 


Solicitor David Wagner stated, “The crimes this defendant committed are among the most heinous acts that our society sees today. This sentence ensures that the defendant will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.”


Anderson, SC – Yesterday, the Honorable Letitia Verdin sentenced Dennis Dansby Mays to a 12 year active sentence on the charge of Trafficking Methamphetamine. 


On April 24, 2014 members of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Team served a search warrant at 2112 West Whitner Street, Mays' automotive shop, after several weeks of surveillance. While executing the warrant, officers found over a pound and a half of methamphetamine in Mays' desk drawer. 


“Meth continues to be a major problem in our community,” said Solicitor Chrissy Adams.  “Much of the crime we see in our office is related to the manufacture, distribution or use of methamphetamine and I’m thankful for the job the Sheriff’s Office did in this case to take another drug dealer off of our streets.”  

 (Walhalla, SC). Richard Rittmayer pled guilty today in Oconee General Sessions Court to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 3rd Degree. The Honorable Letitia Verdin sentenced Rittmayer to the maximum sentence of 15 years. He will receive credit for time served. The defendant will be on the Sex Offender Registry as well as the DSS Central Registry. 

In September of 2014, the Walhalla Police Department received a report from James M. Brown Elementary that a 4-year old student had disclosed sexual abuse to a school district staff member. A forensic interview of the child revealed that Rittmayer had sexually abused the child in July 2014. The defendant was interviewed and confessed to law enforcement that the incident had occurred while he was drinking heavily and taking pills. 


“Richard Rittmayer’s actions were sick and twisted,” stated Solicitor Chrissy Adams. “Being under the influence of drugs and alcohol does not justify his actions. The victim in this case deserves justice and with today’s guilty plea this defendant will spend the next decade and a half in prison. We hope that that this young child will now know that she is safe and Rittmayer cannot hurt her any more.”