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Deputies investigate rape at Hollywood campground

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By Ava Wilhite
awilhite@abcnews4.com

HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) — At a campground that promotes happy times, the owners of the RV park were stunned to learn of a possible sex attack Tuesday night.

"It's more of a laid back family atmosphere, usually other than something like this and this is just new to us so we are trying to handle it as best we can," says park co-owner Chris Uzpurvis.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, a woman said she was raped while showering around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim said she was showering in the bath house when she heard the curtain open behind her. The victim says she tried to turn around when a man slammed her head into the concrete wall, causing her to lose consciousness.

Officers were called to the park Wednesday morning. The park owner's wife said she called 911when the victim came to her office.

"She is doing okay, she's just upset, but she's doing okay and she will continue to do okay and hopefully she will seek some sort of counseling," says Amber Uzpurvis.  

The Uzpurvis' say officers responded immediately.

"The officers got here, they secured the bath house and secured the scene, and we of course showed them where the videos are and watched some of the video with them and just try to help them anyway that we can," Chris Uzpurvis said.  

Uzpurvis installed 10 cameras to help stop vandalism, but now they could help solve this case.

"We do everything that we can to keep it safe for our guests and we will continue to do everything that we can. We'll work with the police, we'll do everything that we can to insure safety," said Uzpurvis.  

Officers say the victim did not get a look at her attacker. The victim was taken to Medical University Hospital for treatment. 


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