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North Myrtle Beach man sentenced to prison for lewd act on minor

A North Myrtle Beach man will serve 10 years in prison and five years probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd act on a minor under the age of 16, according to court records.

Wendell Patrick Smith, 44, pleaded guilty before Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman, who sentenced him to 15 years in prison on both charges, but suspended that sentence upon Smith’s service of 10 years in prison and five years probation, according to records. The sentences will run concurrently.

Additional details about the charges were not immediately available.