Crime

He followed kids at Ocean Blvd. pool, cops say. Now he’s charged with sex crimes

If you witness a crime, here’s what to do

Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.
Up Next
Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.

A 38-year-old man faces sexual conduct charges after inappropriately touching four girls at an Ocean Boulevard resort pool Saturday, Myrtle Beach police warrants state.

William Desean Fields, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor after touching the girls while swimming in the pool at the Dunes Village Resort on North Ocean Boulevard, police said. The victims were all younger than 14 years old, authorities said.

William Desean Fields, 38, of Myrtle Beach.jpg
Courtesy of J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Officers responded to an assault call at the resort Saturday.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect swimming in the water and only staying in the same area of the pool as the victims, police said in arrest warrants. When the four victims left the pool, warrants state Fields is seen following the victims to another area.

Fields received a $15,000 bond for each charge. As of Tuesday morning, he was still incarcerated at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

The Sun News Reporter Hannah Strong is passionate about making the world better through what she reports and writes. Strong, who is a Pawleys Island native, is quick to jump on breaking news, profiles stories about people in the community and obituaries. Strong has won four S.C. Press Association first-place awards, including one for enterprise reporting after riding along with police during a homicide. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Winthrop University.


  Comments