Crime

Police investigating report by women that man used work computer to meet underage girls

Myrtle Beach police were called to a Broadway at the Beach-area business where two women reported that they discovered a male employee was using a shared work computer to meet underage girls on various dating websites while posing as a minor himself, authorities said.

Officers were called about 11 p.m. Tuesday to a toy store at Broadway at the Beach where a 35-year-old woman and 27-year-old woman reported the incident, police said.

The 27-year-old woman told police that when she got to work she noticed an icon on the computer which showed the suspect’s picture. The woman said she clicked on the icon and discovered a photo of the suspect in which his shorts were pulled down in the front, revealing his waistline, according to the police report.

The 27-year-old woman said she then reviewed the computer’s browser history and found multiple dating and social media websites where the suspect was a member, and she then told the 35-year-old woman when she arrived at work, authorities said.

The 35-year-old woman told police that the suspect had been using the shared computer to meet and pickup women online while at work. The woman also told police she noticed the suspect was posing as a 14-year-old boy on his online profile and found that he had about seven female friends ranging ages 14 to 16, police said.

The 35-year-old woman told police the suspect will be fired for improperly using work equipment.

Police noted in the report that all information obtained would be passed along to Myrtle Beach detectives for investigation.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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