MYRTLE BEACH — A man listed on the sex offender registry has been charged with criminal sexual conduct against a juvenile girl connected to an incident occurred in the summer of 2012.
Matthew David Miller, 25, of Horry County, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Tuesday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He remains incarcerated a $35,000 bond.
According to an Horry County police report, the juvenile’s caregiver took her to the hospital on Dec. 22 for lower back pain and said she had been the girl of sexual misconduct on two separate occasions over the summer.
Miller was reportedly a friend of a Conway woman that the girl knew and spent time with, the report stated. The caregiver said she was put in charge of the girl by social services in North Carolina because the juvenile had been sexually assaulted when she was 9 years old.
The caregiver said she’d let the girl go to the Conway woman’s house last May, but didn’t see her again until November and noticed she looked like she’d lost weight, the report stated.
On Dec. 21, the Conway woman arrived at the caregiver’s house and knocked down a bedroom door trying to get the girl out, according to the report. The juvenile reportedly made references to killing herself if she had to go back to the home in Conway.
Miller is listed on the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division’s sex offender registry in connection with an Aug. 14, 2006 conviction for criminal conduct with minors.
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