Police: 19-year-old jailed on sexual assault charges

Stephen Henry Hughes (Source: Conway Police Department)
Stephen Henry Hughes (Source: Conway Police Department)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A 19-year-old has been jailed and charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct following reports of a sexual assault with a child under 11 years old.

Catina Hipp, spokeswoman for the Conway Police Department, says Stephen Henry Hughes, of Virginia, was charged with the incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2009.

Conway Police were responded to a report of a sexual assault on Feb. 5 after a minor said Hughes forced her to have intercourse with him over the five-year period. Hughes, according to the juvenile, threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incidents.

Hughes turned himself into police without incident on Saturday and was transported to the Horry County Detention Center.

Hughes remains in police custody where he awaits a bond hearing.

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