Report: Police almost catch child abuser in the act

Michael Andre Lunsford (provided)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- North Charleston police were called to a home on Stall Road Monday for reports of a sexual assault.

According to a police report, a teenage girl answered the door and told officers that the suspect, who was seen getting up off the couch, had forced her to perform oral sex on him just moments before officers arrived.

Police report the suspect had several knives near him so they drew their guns and forced him on the ground.

According to court records, 42-year-old Michael Andre Lunsford is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16 in the third degree.

At a hearing, March 27, bond was set at $500,000 and two more charges from the NCPD were brought against him for criminal sexual conduct along with a 24-hour hold.