Edgar Eduardo Lopez-Jaramillo charged with sexually assaulting spring breakers

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A West Palm Beach man working in Panama City as a cab driver has been arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail.

22-year-old Edgar Eduardo Lopez-Jaramillo is accused of the sexual battery of two spring breakers in Panama City Beach.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office say Lopez-Jaramillo was arrested Tuesday and is awaiting a bond hearing.

Panama City Beach police also arrested the West Palm Beach man on similar charges.

Deputies say Lopez-Jaramillo picked up a woman early Monday and drove in the opposite direction of her destination. She jumped out of the taxi at an intersection but he ran after her and forced her back inside.

They say he groped her but let her go when he thought he saw a police car.

The News Herald of Panama City reports Lopez-Jaramillo is accused of a similar attack on March 10.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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