Crime

Police investigating report of child molestation at Ocean Boulevard hotel

Myrtle Beach police are investigating after a girl reported she was molested at an Ocean Boulevard hotel, authorities said.

Officers were called about 3:30 a.m. Thursday to a hotel at 1007 S. Ocean Blvd. where a female victim, whose age was not listed, said she experienced “unwanted touching to her privates,” according to a police report.

Myrtle Beach detectives and crime scene officers were called to the hotel to investigate, police said.

Authorities have not released any further details about the incident, and no arrests had been made in connection with the case later Thursday morning.

Myrtle Beach police were also called about two separate incidents involving sexual assaults over the weekend at other Ocean Boulevard hotels, according to police reports.

Officers were called about 6 a.m. Saturday to a hotel on the 6900 block of North Ocean Boulevard, where a victim, whose age was not listed, reported that a sexual assault happened at a different hotel, police said.

Police were also called about a sexual assault around 5:19 a.m. Sunday to a hotel on the 2500 block of South Ocean Boulevard where a victim, whose age was not listed, reported she was raped at a different hotel, according to the report.

The victim said that she was in a room about 4 a.m. at a hotel at 2701 S. Ocean Blvd. with the suspect and a witness and later said “she felt she had been raped,” according to the report.

The victim was taken to the hospital for an examination. Detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and interviewed the suspect and witness.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing. No arrests had been made in connection with the incidents as of Thursday morning.

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

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