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Woman reports sexual assault, robbery by man she met on social media

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A woman reported to police that was sexually assaulted by a man she met on social media Thursday night, according to a news release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Police responded to the Burger King on Coastal Grand Circle Thursday, where the victim told police that she met up with a man she initially met on social media. The investigation revealed that she drove him to the Town Square Apartments where he pulled out a gun, committed a sexual assault on her, and took items from her before fleeing the scene, the release states.

The suspect was identified as 19-year-old David James Welch, of Myrtle Beach. He was arrested and is being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail. Warrants are being obtained against him for criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.

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