Man raped woman in wooded area of Myrtle Beach, report says

A 53-year-old man is accused of raping a woman in a Myrtle Beach wooded area.

Myrtle Beach police arrested Kiwa Davis on Friday and charged him with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

Officers responded to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center on Wednesday for a reported sexual assault, according to a police report. The victim said Davis, who she knows, sexually assaulted her in the woods. The victim was choked and held against her will, according to arrest warrants.

The incident happened off Mr. Joe White Avenue.

First-degree criminal sexual conduct is punishable by 10 to 30 years in prison.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.