Man charged with sexually assaulting minor

Published: Nov. 26, 2008 at 5:42 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 11, 2008 at 2:21 PM EST
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Panteleimon Spirakis (Photo courtesy J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Panteleimon Spirakis (Photo courtesy J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

By Kyle Grainger - bio | email

HORRY COUNTY, SC  (WMBF) - Horry County Police say they've arrested a man who has been molesting an 11-year-old girl for the last three years.

Horry County Police arrested Panteleimon Spirakis, 44, of the North Myrtle Beach area, and charged him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11.  According to a police report, the man fondled the girl and had threatened her with a knife at one point.  In the report, the victim says the man also videotaped her, and kept it in a safe at his residence.

The age of the victim has not been released and the report indicates Panteleimon maybe under investigation for another claim of assault.  He is currently in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center waiting for a bond hearing.

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