Mother's suspicion leads to child sex charges for Conway man

Johnny Dewitt (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Johnny Dewitt (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A Conway man is behind bars for reportedly fondling a young girl while she visited him during a four month span in 2010.

According to a police report obtained by WMBF News, the victim's mother went to the Horry County Police Department in September of 2011 to report that her daughter had been touched inappropriately after the young girl began wetting the bed.

In the report the mother states that the victim visited with the accused, 31-year-old Johnny Dewitt, between January and May of 2010. During this time, according to the report, Dewitt "forcibly fondled" the young girl.

The mother explained to police that she suspected something was wrong when her daughter began suddenly wetting the bed at age 6.

Detectives interviewed the victim and following their investigation, police arrested Dewitt Thursday afternoon.

According to J. Reuben Long Detention Center booking records, Dewitt is charged with one count of a lewd act upon a child under age 16. He remains behind bars with no bail set at this time.

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