Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Seneca Teenager on Kidnapping and Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Charges
(Walhalla, SC)———–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca teenager on multiple charges, all involving the same teenage victim, which includes charges of Kidnapping and Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – 2nd Degree.
19 year old Dominick Vincent Falsitta of Bellview Way was booked into the Oconee County
Detention Center around 1:16am Friday morning. Falsitta has also been charged with one count each of Assault and Battery – 3rd Degree, Reckless Driving and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
In regards to the charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor -2nd Degree, an arrest warrant obtained by an investigator from the Criminal Investigations Division states the Falsitta had sexual intercourse with the teenage victim, who is underage, between the time periods of August 9th until November 10th of this year.
The charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor was obtained by the Sheriff’s Office due to the ongoing investigation of Falsitta. On October 30th , the Seneca Police Department responded to a business on the Highway 123 by-pass, in Seneca in regards to a welfare check.
When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with Falsitta and the teenager. The teenager was turned over to the Department of Social Services, where it was later
determined that she tested positive for Methamphetamine. Falsitta was arrested by the Seneca Police Department on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Simple Possession of Marijuana.
The charges of Kidnapping, Reckless Driving and Assault and Battery – 3rd Degree result from a November 7th incident on Keowee School Road and Stamp Creek Landing Road. According to evidence obtained by investigators, Falsitta ran a vehicle, in which the teenager was a passenger, off the roadway and made threats, unless the teenager got into his vehicle. The teenager got into his vehicle and they left the scene. The teenager was being driven to the hospital due to injuries sustained as the result of an assault by Falsitta, which occurred on Highway 183 at Highway 11, according to the arrest warrant. The victim, who was originally listing as missing from another Upstate county, is in a safe location.
At this time, Falsitta remains in custody at the Detention Center, on a combined $54,527.50 surety bond. Falsitta will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. In order to preserve the
integrity of the investigation, and that of the victim, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will not release any information that could in any way potentially identify the victim in this investigation.