Man arrested, accused of raping woman at Myrtle Beach hotel

Man arrested, accused of raping woman at Myrtle Beach hotel
(Source: Gray News)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A man was arrested by Myrtle Beach police after allegedly raping a woman Monday at a Myrtle Beach hotel.

Carl Lee Barnes, 55, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to an arrest warrant, the victim said Barnes asked for sex after meeting her at a hotel in the 2000 block of South Ocean Boulevard. The victim refused but agreed to “hang out” with the suspect, police said.

Barnes then began touching the victim inappropriately before forcing himself on her, according to the warrant.

The victim said she was “scared and froze,” not knowing what Barnes would do if she did anything, the warrant states.

Barnes was taken to the Myrtle Beach jail. His mugshot was not immediately available.

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