A Shallotte man has been arrested and charged with rape.
According to Holden Beach Police Sgt. Justin Hewett, Joshua Ray George, 18, of 536 Columbus St., Shallotte, was arrested on May 31 and charged with second-degree rape.
Hewett said a 15-year-old girl reported being raped on the beach strand at 109 Ocean Boulevard West on Holden Beach island on May 29.
The Brunswick Beacon does not identify victims of sexual assault.
George was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed under a $200,000 secured bond.