Wednesday, March 21, 2012
An 11-year-old boy who was staying with a foster family in Maryville in 2006 was allegedly sexually assaulted on a school bus.
The allegations came to light when the child was recently talking to a counselor.
He said he was attending Georgetown Middle School at the time and while on the bus he would sit next to an adult male.
He said that man performed lewd acts on him and “would expect him to reciprocate the act,” the report states.
The victim said the acts occurred daily on the bus.
He also told of an occasion where the man picked him up in his personal vehicle for a field trip.
The man drove him to a wooded area and sexually assaulted him.
Deputies checked with the school district to find out if the man the victim named actually worked on a bus in 2006. The district says he did.
This case is still being actively investigated.
Coat packed with steaks
A man got away with a jacket full of steaks from the Pawleys Island Food Lion March 16.
A worker said he saw the 46-year-old man stuff three large packages of steaks in his coat.
He confronted the man about the theft but he did not stop and walked out the front door. He was last seen walking towards the South Causeway.
The worker said he recognized the man because they both grew up in that area.
The area was searched but the man was not found.
Gun vs. broom
A Carvers Bay Road woman called 911 after her husband pointed a gun at her during an argument March 16.
The man left the house before deputies arrived but they found him a little while later.
The man was asked if he pointed a gun at his wife. He said “yes” but added he did so after she threatened him with a broom handle.
The man was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm.
Child assaulted during field trip
A group of sixth-graders from Loris Middle School was on a field trip at Huntington Beach State Park March 15 when one of the students was assaulted by a teacher’s aide.
The 11-year-old boy said the man grabbed him by his jacket causing it to choke him. He said he had to unzip his jacket to keep it from hurting him any further.
The man reportedly told the victim “for such a small boy” he makes the most noise.
The boy’s parent said he is afraid of the aide and is scared to return to school.
The parent said she does want to pursue charges.
Suspicious man in Salt Marsh Cove
Deputies were dispatched to Litchfield March 16 because a man was looking in boats docked in Salt Marsh Cove.
Before the officers arrived, the suspect fled the scene in a truck.
The area was searched but the suspect was not found.
Stolen COG card
Someone stole a government credit card from Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments and used it to purchase fuel and other items.
The card, taken from a government vehicle, was used at several places in Georgetown County. A total of $2,244 was charged on the card.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper