Police: Man inappropriately touches child after taking Ambien

Myrtle Beach, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A 34-year-old man claims he accidentally touched a 6-year-old boy in an inappropriate manner after taking Ambien to sleep, according to Myrtle Beach Police.

Myrtle Beach Police learned of the incident after receiving a faxed statement from a North Carolina child welfare service on Saturday. The report stated the man touched the child during a vacation to Myrtle Beach in March.

During an interview with child welfare representatives, the man admitted to inappropriately touching the boy after taking Ambien to sleep. The man, according to reports, thought he was touching his wife.

Officials have not stated whether or not the man is facing charges.

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