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Two men arrested in connection with separate hotel sexual assaults

Issac Garcia-Rodriguez
Issac Garcia-Rodriguez

Two men were recently arrested in connection with two separate sexual assaults at different Ocean Boulevard hotels, according to police reports.

Derek Christopher Stanford, 26, whose hometown was not listed, was charged June 10 with first-degree criminal sexual assault and kidnapping, according to jail records.

Stanford was being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail Thursday morning, and his bond had not been set.

Issac Garcia-Rodriguez, 21, of Longs, was arrested and charged June 9 with first-degree criminal sexual assault and kidnapping, according to jail records.

Garcia-Rodriguez was being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Thursday morning, and his bond had also not been set, according to jail records.

Myrtle Beach police were called in regards to the case involving Stanford about 4 a.m. May 26 to a hotel at 2401 S. Ocean Blvd. in reference to a sexual assault that occurred at a hotel at 3000 N. Ocean Blvd., authorities said.

The victim’s age was not listed in the police report and further details about the assault were also not available; however, jail records show Stanford was arrested in connection with this case.

Myrtle Beach police were called in connection with the case involving Garcia-Rodriguez about 8 a.m. June 3 to the Bermuda Sands Resort where a victim, whose age was not listed, reported the incident, authorities said.

When police arrived at the resort, hotel management introduced them to the victim, who alleged she had been sexually assaulted, according to a police report.

Police said a Myrtle Beach detective was then called to the scene, and Garcia-Rodriguez was later arrested.

Myrtle Beach authorities also responded to a call about a sexual assault May 17 at a residence along 16th Avenue South, and two men were arrested June 3 in connection with the case, police said.

Brandon Adam Fitzgerald, 21, and Thomas Tyller Lambert, 21, were both charged with kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to jail records.

Lambert was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center June 6 on a $60,000 bond, but Fitzgerald remained jailed on a $60,000 bond as of Thursday morning.

Jake Cacciolfi, 21, of Conway, was arrested June 2 and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a woman told Horry County police she was raped.

Cacciolfi was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center June 3 on a $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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