Man sentenced on child sex act charges

Peter Spirakis (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Peter Spirakis (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison and five years of probation after allegedly molesting a child under the age of 11.

Horry County Police charged Peter Spirakis, 44, with second degree criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly fondled and videotaped a young girl.

According to a police report, the man fondled the girl and had threatened her with a knife at one point.  In the report, the victim says the man also videotaped her and kept it in a safe at his residence.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty under N.C. vs. Alford to a lewd act on a minor charge. The Alford plea, according to officials, allows a suspect to maintain his innocence while admitting there is enough evidence to be convicted.

A judge ordered Spirakis to undergo counseling and is restrained from having any contact with the victim. Spirakis must also register as a South Carolina sex offender.

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