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Murrells Inlet man who sexually assaulted a minor, bags 15 years jail term

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A Murrells Inlet man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor.

Robert Wayne Reaves, 43, pleaded guilty on Monday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Circuit Court Judge Benajmin Culbertson sentenced him to the maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Reaves must also register as a sex offender once he is released from custody and be on a GPS monitor, officials said.

“The victim in this matter was extremely brave and strong,” Smith said.

“Special thanks goes to Deputy C. Lopez of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office who put in a tremendous effort, along with Solicitor’s Office Investigator G. Pop and Sheriff Carter Weaver to bring the defendant to justice.”