Crime & Courts

Man, 18, accused of sex with 13-year-old

An 18-year-old Bluffton man has been accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met online, according to a Beaufort County sheriff's report released Tuesday.

Orlando Murphy of Fuller Court was charged Feb. 28 after the girl's mother called police. The mother said she came home from work early and found the two in her daughter's bedroom with the door locked, the report said. The girl, whose name is not being released because of her age, told deputies her mother did not allow her to date.

Murphy and the girl told deputies they met on the social networking Web site MySpace two years ago, but had developed a relationship during the last six months, the report said. Both said it was the first time they had had sex together, the report said.

Murphy was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He was released March 1 from the Beaufort County Detention Center, the jail log said. His bond was $10,000.

-- The (Hilton Head) Island Packet