Charges against Myrtle Beach area gentleman’s club employee dropped

akelley@thesunnews.comFebruary 19, 2014 

Charges against a Myrtle Beach area gentleman’s club employee were dropped, according to the Horry County Solicitor’s Office.

John Sachs was charged last year in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 19-year-old woman.

The Horry County Solicitor’s office dismissed the charges Jan. 13 citing insufficient evidence.

Sachs, 37, was facing kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct charges.

Sachs in May 2013 was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force at a hotel in Cocoa Beach.

Sachs previously worked at Chez Joey in Myrtle Beach, but Ernest Hatmaker, the club owner, said Sachs was fired when the charges were filed.

Horry County police were called early Feb. 10, 2013 to Conway Medical Center where the victim was being treated, according to the report. The woman told officers that two weeks prior she had started work as a waitress for Sachs, at the gentleman’s club on Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach.

The victim said Sachs asked her to his home on Belle Grove Drive so he could get a ride to the airport, according to the report. The victim said they left work about midnight Feb. 9, and headed for his home.

She told police they were watching television when Sachs grabbed her keys and phone and hid them, according to the report. The victim said Sachs grabbed her and forced her into a bedroom where he raped her.

The victim told police she was able to get away from Sachs and go and hide in another room until Sachs left the house, according to the report. The victim told officers Sachs contacted her and told her to not return to work. She called the Rape Crisis Center later that day for help.

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