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Four teens charged with sexually assaulting Horry County two girls
[August 15, 2012]

Four teens charged with sexually assaulting Horry County two girls

Aug 15, 2012 (The Sun News (Myrtle Beach - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Horry County police charged four teens in connection with the rape of two 16-year-old girls at a Murrells Inlet home, according to a police report.

Police arrested Tyler Paul Creech, 19, of Surfside Beach, Christopher Robert Ellis, 17, Tyler James Ellis, 18, both of Murrells Inlet, and Zachary Tyler Stoltzfus and charged each teen with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Creech, Christopher Ellis and Tyler Ellis were each arrested on Tuesday, while Stoltzfus was charged on Aug. 2.

Tyler Ellis was released at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday on $20,000 bail, but Christopher Ellis, Creech and Stoltzfus remained jailed on $20,000 bond each, according to jail records updated at noon Wednesday.

The charges stemmed from Aug. 1 when a 16-year-old girl went to the police department to report she and a 16-year-old friend had been repeatedly raped the night before on her 16th birthday, according to a police report. The victims told police that they went to a house in the Meadowoods subdivision in Murrells Inlet after meeting Tyler Ellis and Christopher Ellis.

Creech and Stoltzfus were already at the house when the group arrived, according to the report. The victims said they all dank alcohol for a while before their friends, who were not identified in the report, decided to leave the house about 3 a.m. Aug. 1. Bu the victims told police they decided to stay at the house with the suspects.

The first victim said they ended up in a bedroom and two of the men assaulted her while the other two men assaulted her friend, according to the report. The victims said the assaults continued for hours until they were able to leave the house about 9 a.m.

The victims said they asked the men to stop, but the suspects forced them to continue, according to the report. The victims said during the assaults the men made comments such as "these girls are all going to be pregnant by the morning" and "we should do this every night." The victims said the men also videoed the incidents with their cell phones. One victim told police she was able to delete photos and video from one phone after they passed out.

The victims said Tyler Ellis and Christopher Ellis asked them for a ride home the next morning and they drove them home, according to the report.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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