Deputies: Teen arrested for sexually assaulting girl

Austin Mandikas (Source: BCSO)
Austin Mandikas (Source: BCSO)

A Hilton Head Island teen wanted for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female has been arrested, deputies say.

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies say Austin Anthony Mandikas, 19, was arrested Thursday night after investigators received information that he was in the area of Hilton Head Beach Club on Tanglewood Drive.

Deputies were able to locate Mandikas in a green Toyota Prius in the parking lot and placed him under arrest without incident, authorities say.

Mandikas is charged with two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Investigators say he had multiple sexual encounters with a 13-year-old girl between February and March 2012.

Mandikas is being held in the Beaufort County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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