Teen charged with indecent exposure also accused of lewd touching

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GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Police say a 16-year-old boy charged after exposing himself to two girls is also accused of inappropriately touching one of the girls in a Stratford High School classroom.

The Goose Creek Police Department says that one of the girls reported that the boy had been harassing her from January to February by slapping her on the buttocks.

According to a police report, the girl said she would often tell the boy to stop touching her and the boy would respond by trying to hug her and kiss her on the neck.

The male teen was also accused of making sexual advances at a different female classmate earlier this week. The girl told police that the boy took her cell phone on Monday and began looking for pictures on the phone. When the victim asked the teen what he was doing, he told her he was looking for nude photos of her.

When the victim demanded that he return the phone, she said he stuck the phone inside the front of her shirt and then removed her breast from her bra and proceeded to put it in his mouth.

The female victim in that case told police that the suspect continually harassed her and asked for oral sex. She said that these incidents always occurred in the rear of the classroom where no witnesses, including the teacher, would have noticed what was going on.

According to the police report, the incidents happened in the same teacher's classroom. Live 5 News reached out to the teacher, but she was not available to comment.

The investigating officer went into the classroom and noticed that the students' seating area was obscured by "high office-type barriers that stood at least 6-feet high," which obscured the area where students were seated.

The victim told investigators that she didn't report the incidents sooner because she feared retaliation from the suspect, who had previously told her that he knew she walked home daily.

The victim and her parents declined to seek charges in that case, police said.

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