GEORGETOWN - A man whom authorities thought might be a missing boater along the coast is wanted on a lewd act charge.
Florence County Sheriff’s Capt. Brett Camp says investigators got a warrant to arrest 58-year-old Harvey Cox on Wednesday. Police did not know where Cox was.
The warrant charges Cox with committing a lewd act on a child younger than 16 on more than one occasion between July 2008 and January 2011.
On Thursday, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said it called off the search for Cox that began when an empty 12-foot boat with Cox’s belongings was found Tuesday. His car and boat trailer were found at a nearby boat ramp.
Officials said Cox took a cab to his hometown of Florence and was seen there after midnight Tuesday.