Report: Rock Hill woman kidnapped, raped

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comDecember 9, 2013 

— Two police agencies are investigating after a Rock Hill woman reported that a man kidnapped her while she waited at a stop sign, drove her to Chester County and then raped her alongside a rural highway on Saturday.

Rock Hill Police responded to Piedmont Medical Center after receiving word about an abduction and sexual assault, according to a Rock Hill police report. Police spoke with the victim, 28, who said she left her job at 2 p.m. She was stopped at the intersection of North Jones Avenue and Main Street when an unknown man opened her driver’s side door and pushed her into the passenger’s seat. She described him as a blonde man with hazel, bloodshot eyes who was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds and wearing a blue short sleeve shirt with blue jeans, the report states.

The suspect began to drive her car, the report states, and ordered her to shut up and not look at him. He drove to Chester County, stopped the car, dragged the woman out the vehicle and assaulted her, the report states. The suspect then fled on foot.

The woman called 911 for help, the report states. She suffered scrapes on her arms and complained of pain in her elbow.

Chester County Sheriff’s deputies and EMS personnel arrived, the report states. She was taken to PMC for treatment, where she received a sexual assault examination, said Sheriff’s Capt. Burley McDaniel. The woman told authorities that she did not recognize her attacker, the report states.

McDaniel said no suspects have been identified, but deputies are still probing the assault, which the woman reported happened on U.S. 21 near Great Falls and Fort Lawn. Her sexual assault test has been sent to the State Law Enforcement Division to determine if evidence can be recovered.

Rock Hill Police, meanwhile, are investigating the alleged kidnapping, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger with the Rock Hill Police Department.