A Fountain Inn man has been arrested and charged with running an illegal tattoo operation from his home and tattooing underage teenagers.
The Laurens County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Charlton Eric Brown turned himself in to authorities Saturday afternoon.
Deputies say Brown is accused of tattooing several minors, including putting a tattoo across the pubic bone of a 15-year-old girl and committing sexual acts on her.
Deputies say Brown faces 23 total charges, including criminal sexual conduct with a minor, committing a lewd act on a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, tattooing a person under the age of 21 and illegal tattooing.
Brown was being held Monday on $61,000 bond. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.