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Report: Rock Hill woman raped after offering to help men

By Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com

ROCK HILL A Rock Hill woman who gave a ride to two store customers told police she was forced to have sex with them at least three times Friday.

Police were sent to Piedmont Medical Center when a sexual assault nurse examiner reported that a woman went to the emergency room to report her assault, according to a Rock Hill Police report. The woman, who told police she works at a gas station on Cherry Road, said she was helping a co-worker close the store Friday night when two men walked in.

One of the store’s regular customers asked the woman if she could give the two men a ride home because it was cold outside, the report states. The woman agreed and, between 10 and 11 p.m., she let the men inside her Ford Focus. She drove them to a Chandler Drive apartment, where the two men forced her inside and sexually assaulted her.

The men forced her back into the car, where one of the men assaulted her a second time while the other man drove, the report states. The victim told police she remembered going to a BP gas station on Cherry Road to use the bathroom, while one of the men bought a bottle of water. She was then assaulted in the car a third time. The men threatened to kill her if she yelled or called police. She told police she did not see any weapons nor did her attackers mention them.

She drove to apartments near the BP gas station, the report states. The men got out of the car and she drove to the hospital but did not go in because she was scared and could not remember all the details of her attack.

Police recovered a skull cap, a bottle of water, a bottle of white wine, a black cloth and condom wrappers from her car. They also lifted fingerprints.

The woman’s co-worker told police the suspects are store regulars who came into the store at least three times Friday night.

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