Horry County police seek suspect accused of sexually assaulting 16 year old, threatening children

Horry County police seek suspect accused of sexually assaulting 16 year old, threatening children

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and threatening to hurt two other children during an armed robbery at a home in Longs August 11.

"You're waiting to hear every day, did they capture them, did they catch them? It's horrific," a family member said. "You just want them off the streets."

According to information from the Horry County Police Department, Jeremy Williams is considered armed and dangerous.

"If this was your child that this happened to, if this was your family where the home invasion occurred, where this total craziness happened to this family, if you know anything, please come forward," a family member said.

An HCPD incident report stated Williams, along with three other suspects, allegedly went into a home on Pine Needle Drive on Aug. 11 at 3 a.m.

"I'm just glad that me, my cousin and my brother are still alive," the 16-year-old victim said.

Guns were reportedly used in the process. Arrest warrants stated the suspects threatened to harm the children.

Williams is wanted on charges including criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

The victim said she was on her phone at 2 a.m., in her room.

"The dog kept barking and he was not stopping and I was scared to get up to go see what was wrong," she said.

The girl said she was forced to confront the source of the barking because the door got kicked in. The shoe mark was still visible on the door a week later.

"It was very loud," she said. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, did something fall or something?'"

Then, she heard footsteps.

"He told my little cousin to be quiet and then that's when I saw someone walk past my room and one was standing in the living room," she said. "And I ran out of my bed and I started screaming."

A man asked for the keys to the shed and took the 16 year old along with her 12-year-old cousin and 9-year-old brother outside, but she said he didn't find anything he wanted out there.

"He was like, 'Where's the jewelry and the money?' I was like, 'I have no idea.' He was like. 'If you don't find it, I'm going to kill you,'" she said.

She said he also asked for the key to her father's SUV.

"That's when he took me in the bathroom," she said. "Him and this other dude and that's when they raped me."

The teenager said all of the men had guns. She said five men were involved in total.

She said the memories haunt her the most at night.

"They'll never lose this memory," a family member said. "It's something forever in their mind."

The girl's father said jewelry, a dirt bike and sneakers were stolen from the home.

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