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Deputies arrest man for exposing himself to girls at Huntington Beach Park

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An image of Krell from Georgetown County Deputies An image of Krell from Georgetown County Deputies
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GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - Georgetown County sheriff’s deputies say a man wanted for exposing himself to two girls at Huntington Beach State Park was arrested in Florida Thursday night thanks to a tip someone texted to the sheriffs office.

The incident happened at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday when deputies responded to the park for the report of an adult white male exposing himself, deputies said in a press release.

Two girls notified a relative that a white male exposed himself to them while they were playing near the water.

After the relative alerted bystanders, one witness followed the white male who fled the scene north bound on Ocean Highway. The witness was able to relay the vehicle tag information to sheriff’s deputies.
Deputies determined the vehicle belonged to Patrick Krell.  They received a tip that he was seen in Deland, Florida, and authorities there were notified. 

Krell is now in jail in Volusia County, Florida, charged with two counts of indecent exposure, and he will be extradited back to South Carolina.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just dial 274637 from any text enabled cell phone, and text the word “GCSOTIP” followed by your message. This service is for crime tips ONLY, not for the reports of crimes in progress. For crimes in progress, call 911.

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