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Hemingway man charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor

Michael Birchmore. (Source: GCSO) Michael Birchmore. (Source: GCSO)

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) – A 35-year-old Hemingway man arrested on July 8 has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Michael Ray Birchmore, Jr., was taken into custody without incident at about 6:30 p.m. on July 8 at the intersection of Ray Road and Choppee Road, according to a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. He was wanted in connection with a complaint of sexual conduct with a minor.

Through the investigation, additional events and victims were identified, and more charges were levied against Birchmore, the release states.

According to officials, those charges include: three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, less than 11 years of age, two counts of disseminating obscene materials to a minor, 12 years of age or younger, and four counts of engaging a minor under the age of 18 for sexual performance.

Birchmore remains in custody at the Georgetown County Detention Center, according to jail records.

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