Third person accuses former solicitor of sexual abuse


36-year-old Myrtle Beach man has come forward saying former Fourth Circuit Solicitor, Jay Hodge, molested him when he was a cub scout in 1986 , making him the third person to accuse Hodge of sexual abuse.

At the time, the alleged victim was ten years old.

The man has joined in a civil lawsuit with two other men accusing Hodge of sexual abuse when he was their boy scout leader.

They've sued Hodge, Boy Scouts of America, Pee Dee Area Council for Boy Scouts of America, First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw and the Estate of the late William Hebard.

"I have no information whatsoever about a third alleged victim



said Hodge.

He says he stands by his initial statement that the lawsuit is based on lies


Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers says he's asked the State Law Enforcement Division and the SC Attorney General's Office to investigate the allegations in the lawsuit. The agencies have yet to reach a decision on the request.