Man accused of touching 12-year-old girl, taken into custody

(Source: North Myrtle Beach)
(Source: North Myrtle Beach)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A man was booked at the North Myrtle Beach Jail Saturday after it was reported that he inappropriately touched a young girl, according to the City of North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Pat Dowling.

Robert Hayes Jr. was arrested for assault and attempt to commit criminal sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl, according to a press release

A police report said that on June 29 around 7:30 a.m., the 12-year-old girl woke up to Hayes touching her inappropriately.

Haynes was found on Kingsport Road in Little River on Saturday after officials had been looking for him since Thursday, according to Dowling.

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