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Pawleys Island man suspected of child molestation

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Rhett Haskell Tison (provided) Rhett Haskell Tison (provided)

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Georgetown County Sheriff's Computer Crimes Investigators removed "electronic storage devices" from the home of a man they suspect of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at the home of 43-year-old Rhett Haskell Tison on Midway Drive.

Deputies arrested Tison on Sept. 29 after a tip from the Department of Social Services of a possible child abuse incident. He is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the third degree, one count criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree, which includes sexual battery with a victim between the ages of 11 and 14, and one count of lewd act on a minor.

Investigators say they have gotten several tips and continue to follow up on leads in the case but the investigation is ongoing to find out whether there are more victims.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance. Anyone with information is urged to call the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at (843) 546-5101.

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