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Police: Two Rock Hill men harbored teen girl for cash

Two Rock Hill men were arrested for allegedly harboring a teenage girl in exchange for money, according to Rock Hill Police.

Officials received phone calls from a York man Wednesday afternoon stating that his 14-year-old daughter had been taken by Sylvester Thrower, 17, and Bobby Thompson, 19, the police report states. She gave them an address to meet them and give them several hundred dollars in cash, the report states.

The girl told her family she was being held against her will by people who threatened to kill her if she didn’t pay, the report states.

The suspects informed the family of a new meeting place when they noticed a patrol car in the location, police say. Later that evening, police observed the victim with Thrower and Thompson in a silver 2004 Hyundai Sonata at the intersection of Main Street and Jones Avenue and stopped the vehicle.

Thompson is believed to be the one harboring the victim and asking for money in exchange for her safety, the report states.

The victim repeatedly gave police a different name from what the family gave. She was detained with DJJ approval and charged with providing false information to police, the report states.

Thrower and Thompson were arrested and transported to the Rock Hill jail. Thrower was cited for no driver’s license and Thompson was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Thrower paid his fine for no driver’s license Wednesday evening. Thompson’s bond hearing is 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Hill municipal court.

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