MYRTLE BEACH — Horry County police charged a 34-year-old man in connection with a 14-year-old girl reporting she had a relationship with him, according to a police report.
Robert William Oakley, 34, of Longs was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to jail records. Oakley is being held pending a bond hearing.
In the police report, officers were called about 3:30 a.m. Nov. 20 to a home in Little River after a woman reported the teen took a dog outside about an hour before that. When the teen did not return, the woman went to look for her, but did not find her so she got help from a man.
The teen was found in the area standing next to a vehicle, which quickly left the parking lot when the couple arrived, according to the report. The teen reported she had meet Oakley, but nothing happened.
The man told police he was not convinced the teen “was telling the whole truth about the incident,” so he called police, according to the report. The teen told police Oakley began flirting with her on Oct. 6 while they were at a church function and exchanged candy for kisses.
The teen said Oakley had hugged and kissed her several times, but “it never went any further,” according to the report.
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