Crime

Sexual assault charge against college student dismissed

Update (4-5-19): The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office dismissed this case on March 6, 2019, “because there is no reasonable likelihood of conviction.”

Original story (10-11-18): A Horry Georgetown Technical College student is behind bars after a Coastal Carolina University woman reported a sexual assault, according to police.

Durankeony Torres, 18, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to online records, Torres was arrested by CCU police Wednesday around 2:45 a.m.

The incident was reported Oct. 9. According to a police report, the assault allegedly occurred earlier in that same evening, and was turned over to the investigations division.

Martha Hunn, CCU spokeswoman, confirmed the victim was a student, and Sarah Bonnoitt, spokesperson at HGTC confirmed Torres is currently enrolled at HGTC.

Torres’ bond was set at $20,000, and he remained at J. Reuben Long Detention Center Friday morning, according to online jail records.

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