Galivants Ferry man faces lewd act charges

Jay Barfield (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Jay Barfield (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

GALIVANTS FERRY, SC (WMBF) – An Horry County man is facing lewd act charges after he purportedly assaulted a 15-year-old girl while she was sleeping.

Jay Barfield, 23, of Galivants Ferry was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Tuesday afternoon and charged with committing or attempting a lewd act on a minor under 16.

Those charges, according to the incident report from Horry County Police, stem from an incident reported on Monday by the 15-year-old victim's mother.

She claims that though Barfield was an invited guest in their home, he entered the girl's bedroom while she was sleeping and began touching her inappropriately. The teen recalls that Barfield fled when she woke up and pulled away.

Jay Barfield remains incarcerated Wednesday. His bond has not been set.

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