Crime

Myrtle Beach man sentenced to five years in prison for 11-year-old girl’s assault

A Myrtle Beach man pleaded guilty to an assault charge and was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the assault of an 11-year-old girl, according to authorities.

Christopher William Revilla, 24, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery in connection with the girl being inappropriately touched in March 2013 and Circuit Court Judge Steven John sentenced him to five years in prison, according to 15th Circuit Assistant Solicitor Martin Spratlin.

Horry County police arrested Revilla on March 19, 2013, a day after they were called by the victim’s mother, who told officers that her daughter told her that Revilla had inappropriately touched her, according to a police report. The victim’s mother told police Revilla had watched her daughter for her and is friends with the people that babysat the girl.

The girl told police at the time that the incidents occurred during the past few months, according to the report. The girl said the incident occurred while she was sleeping and Revilla would inappropriately touch her. She said she would roll over and pretend to be sleeping.

The victim’s mother told police she confronted Revilla about it and he apologized and said the incident was because he was drinking, according to the report.

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