Internet Crimes Against Children investigation at Socastee area home stuns neighbors

Authorities conduct Internet Crimes Against Children investigation in Socastee

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Authorities said an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation is underway Thursday in the Socastee area.

WMBF News was there when Horry County sheriff’s deputies took a man into custody from a home on Flagstone Drive. We have reached out to authorities to see if the man faces charges in the case.

One person who used to live in the neighborhood and didn’t want to be identified said they were surprised to hear that investigators were at the home.

“Knowing this man for as long as we did on a social level, he was the type of person that was ready to help someone, give you the coat off his back, he was very much all about his friends, his family,” the former neighbor said.

Another person said they have lived in the community for over 20 years and haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary at the home but said you don’t know what happens behind closed doors.

“Unless you’re in the house with someone you notice something, you don’t know. I mean what they do at one o’clock in the morning you don’t know. It’s just disturbing,” one neighbor said.

We will bring you updates as this story develops.

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