Police: Florida man charged with sexually assaulting sleeping girl in Myrtle Beach motel

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl while she was sleeping in a Myrtle Beach hotel, according to police.

Gerard Strong, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor – victim under 11. Myrtle Beach police responded to the incident on Monday.

Strong is accused of sexually assaulting a girl as she slept on a bed at a Myrtle Beach hotel, according to a warrant from MBPD.

The warrant says “the victim is approximately 10 years of age.” A witness told police that they caught Strong assaulting the girl.

Strong is in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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