About 200 miles west of Raleigh lies the small town of Mooresboro, North Carolina. A man who lives there was accused of a sexual assault approximately eight months ago by a Spartanburg woman.
The 32-year-old man was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to a media report.
A Spartanburg police spokesperson said the delay in the man’s arrest was because the suspect had been in custody in North Carolina on unrelated criminal charges.
According to a sheriff’s report, the woman said back in March that the man was angry with her and accused her of exchanging sex with his friends for drugs.
In the police report, she claims the man pulled her hair and shoved her against a window. She said broken glass cut her finger.
She also stated that the man was intoxicated and fell asleep, but was apparently later awake when she tried to go to a neighbor’s house for assistance.
According to her statements in the report, the man physically assaulted her by kicking, punching and biting her before sexually assaulting her.
She later got away from him when the pair went to buy groceries “and pick up a child,” the article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal website states.
The woman had apparently arranged with her mother to pick her up from the store with the child. The three then drove off in the mother’s car.
A conviction on the charge could mean the man would face decades of incarceration in a state prison.
Source: GoUpstate.com, “North Carolina man charged with criminal sexual conduct,” Nov. 19, 2013