US Marshals arrest 2 facing child sex charges in Orangeburg

Ebid and Kemmerlin (provided)

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCIV) -- Two people wanted on criminal sexual conduct charges since 2006 are finally in custody, officials said.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell released the arrest information Thursday.

Hesham Elmetwaly Ebid was arrested by the US Marshal Service Task Force in{}Newark, NJ on July 30. He was wanted on three outstanding bench warrants from OCSO for having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl in 2006.

He was arrested in 2006 but was released on a $25,000 surety bond.

Ebid is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and engaging a child under 18 for sexual performance.

The second arrest was of a woman in Louisville, KY.

Melissa Kemmerlin was arrested by the US Marshal Service Task Force on August 7. She was wanted on{}two outstanding bench warrants from OCSO and other charges in Kentucky.{}

Ravenell said Ebid, Kemmerlin, the victim's mother, and the victim were living together during the time of the assaults.

"Ebid and Kemmerlin have eluded these charges for seven years," Ravenell said. "This is an extremely sickening case and we are grateful for the work for Cpl. Leonard Cain and the US Marshal Task Force for tracking down these irresponsible adults and bringing them back to Orangeburg to answer to these charges."