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Myrtle Beach man charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

An Horry County grand jury indicted a Myrtle Beach man on charges related to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl, according to court records.

Mark Steven McLaughlin, 43, was indicted on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act on a minor, indictments showed.

A police report showed the girl was being interviewed by the Carteret County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office when she told investigators that she had been assaulted in the past and some of those incidents occurred in Horry County.

The victim reported three or four incidents that occurred in Horry County between January 2008 and September 7, according to the report. North Carolina detectives also are investigating reports of incidents that occurred in that area.