Beaufort County bar owner arrested on sex charges

(Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)

The owner of Maggie's Pub in Beaufort has been arrested and now faces sex related charges involving five women.

Kenneth Reed, 47, faces three counts of Assault and Battery in the 2nd degree and two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd degree.

Investigators say in July, one of Reed's female employees reported that he had physically assaulted her at his home in the Habersham community.

In the weeks that followed, four other women who had worked for Reed reported he had sexually assaulted them as well.

The women say the assaults happened over the period of a year from May 2017 to May 2018 at Maggie's Pub and another Beaufort business where Reed works.

Thursday morning, deputies arrested Reed and took him to the Beaufort County Detention Center.

No word on when his bond hearing will be.

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