Georgia man accused of raping teen at Florida resort after following her to her room

Posted at 6:47 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 09:28:22-04

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man is accused of following a 14-year-old girl back to her hotel room and raping her at a Florida resort.

Authorities in Daytona Beach Shores said Monday that Nelson Hernandez Garcia of Woodstock, Georgia is charged with sexual battery.

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The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that police reviewed surveillance video at El Caribe Resort which corroborates the teen’s story that she was followed to her room.

Investigators say the 23-year-old suspect followed the girl from the swimming pool to the elevator.

They say after attacking her in her hotel room, he left his phone number in her cell phone and called her three times.

A detective posing as the teen in a text later got the suspect to return to the hotel where he was arrested.