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Deputies: Man found, arrested for sexually assaulting minor

Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 5:31 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 at 11:04 AM EDT
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office say a man they’ve been looking for was found and arrested in Spartanburg County Friday night.

They say 66-year-old Larry Atchley was wanted for sexually assaulting a minor in a July 2020 incident that occurred on St. Helena Island.

BCSO officials say he was listed on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as wanted on an active arrest warrant for the offense of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree.

Officials say his arrest comes after Spartanburg County deputies received a tip on Atchley’s whereabouts.

They say Atchley will be held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center pending his return to Beaufort County.

Upon his return, deputies say he will face a charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree.

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