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Georgetown authorities searching for suspects wanted in connection with underage girl sexually assaulted

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding two men wanted in connection with criminal sexual conduct with an underage girl, according to Carrie Cuthbertson, sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

Mario Deshawn Cox, 24, of Andrews is wanted in connection with one count of second-degree criminal sexual misconduct, Cuthbertson said.

Samuel Devon Goodwin, 26, of Andrews is also wanted in connection with with one count of second-degree criminal sexual misconduct and one count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, authorities said.

Authorities have not released details about the alleged incidents, and police have not released photos of the suspects as yet.

Anyone with any information relating to the whereabouts of Mario Deshawn Cox and Samuel Devon Goodwin is urged to call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 546-5101.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by using text-a-tip. Authorities said just dial 274637 from any text enabled cell phone, and text the word “GCSOTIP” followed by your message. This service is for crime tips only, not for the reports of crimes in progress, police said.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

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