Ambrose Heavener and Lindsay Honeycutt along with two other men, were arrested March 3 in connection with the sex crimes after the children told authorities they were forced to have sex with each other and the suspects for about six months up until April 2015, reports said. The two other suspects were identified as Panteleimon Nicolas Spirakis and Anthony Louis Strickland.
According to court documents, all are each charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and engaging a child for sexual performance.
The horrible assaults allegedly happened at different locations around Myrtle Beach, documents said. Some of the assaults happened at what the 4 year olds called “the dance club,” which was later identified by the authorities as the former Chez Joey, a strip club located at 716 Seaboard St. in Myrtle Beach, where Honeycutt — and another suspect in the case, Anthony Strickland — once worked. Other incidents allegedly occurred at two different homes.
An witness told police she had been counseling the two 4-year-old victims — a male and female from Tabor City, N.C. — since May 1, 2015, after a North Carolina Department of Social Services investigation found the victims were being forced to have sex and perform in different illegal sexual acts, according to court documents. A forensic interview in North Carolina suggested the victims needed trauma-focused therapy for the traumatic incident they had gone through.
Each were granted a $150,000 surety bonds, court documents show and Heavener and Honeycutt are not to have any contact with the children, may not leave Horry County without permission, and must wear a GPS monitoring device upon release from jail.