Crime

New charges filed against man arrested in connection with recent sexual exposure

Alqi Dhimo
Alqi Dhimo

A Myrtle Beach taxi driver recently arrested in connection with sexual exposure was also charged with sexual assault and kidnapping, according to jail records.

Alqi Dhimo, 51, of Myrtle Beach, who was charged with sexual exposure on Monday, is now also charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping, police said.

The new charges stem from the recent sexual exposure incident, police said.

Officers were called about 3 a.m. Monday to a beach access at 77th Avenue North where two security guards reported the incident, authorities said.

The witnesses told police they saw Dhimo, who they said was a taxi driver, exposing himself on the beach. They told authorities Dhimo was wearing a shirt, but no pants, according to the police report.

Police said when they approached Dhimo, they saw a young woman lying on the beach with little clothing on, and authorities said she appeared to be unconscious.

Police said Dhimo was wearing clothes when they found him. Authorities called EMS and crime scene officers to investigate and noted that a criminal sexual conduct may have happened.

Dhimo was awaiting a bond hearing at the Myrtle Beach Jail as of Wednesday morning.

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

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