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4 charged with sexually exploiting children

Amber Martin (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department) Amber Martin (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department)
Jessica Grounds (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department) Jessica Grounds (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department)
Pam Yaccarino  (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department) Pam Yaccarino (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department)
Tim Yaccarino  (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department) Tim Yaccarino (Source: Surfside Beach Police Department)

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Four people have been arrested and charged with sexually exploiting children in Surfside Beach.

Police Chief Mike Frederick says Tim Yaccarino of Myrtle Beach was arrested Wednesday and faces charges including sexual exploitation of a minor and lewd act upon a child.

Pam Yaccarino of Surfside Beach faces similar charges. Jessica Grounds of Conway is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. And Amber Martin of Myrtle Beach is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, lewd act upon a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Authorities say the arrests follow an investigation that began last year and that more arrests are likely. It wasn't known if any of the four people arrested had attorneys.

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