Horry County police investigating reported rape at Myrtle Beach area outlet mall

Horry County police is investigating a reported sexual assault at a Myrtle Beach area shopping center.

The incident was reported at the Tanger Outlets, near North Myrtle Beach, at 10835 Kings Road. Police say the alleged assault happened on June 8.

According to a police report, around 5:50 p.m. officers spoke to the mother of the victim. The mother said her daughter called her and she was sexually assaulted, according to a police report.

The Horry police report provided to the media was heavily redacted.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police at (843) 248-1520.

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.