Rape, kidnapping suspect turns himself in

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) –  North Charleston Police say the suspect wanted for a sexual assault has turned himself in.

On August 13, at approximately 11:08 p.m., the North Charleston Police Department responded to the 5300 block of Rivers Avenue in reference to an assault that had just occurred, according to authorities.

The victim stated that she had been assaulted and the suspect had threatened her with a knife, according to the incident report. The suspect is a dark skin black male, 5’2-5’4 tall, standard build, about 50-years-old, short hair cut, and had a brown or gray shirt and dark jeans, and was also dirty and smelled of chemicals.

The incident report stated the victim said  she was looking for scrap wood in the dumpster by Liberty mall at Rivers Avenue and Harley Street, to fix her floor because it was not level.

The suspect approached the victim and asked if she smoked, and she replied that she did not smoke pot. He got closed and asked her several more questions and she continued to deny all of them.

The suspect pulled out a folding knife and held it to the victims’ throat. The suspect said he would kill the victim if she did not do what he said, according to the incident report.

Both entered her car and she reached for her taser but forgot how to use it, according to the report . The incident report states that the male suspect made her get out of the car and go behind the building.

The victim was forced to perform sexual intercourse on the suspect, according to the incident report. The suspect told the victim that she needed to wait until he got to the railroad tracks before she went anywhere.

Maurice Jerome Prioleau had been wanted in reference to the kidnappings and sexual assault documented in North Charleston Police Department.

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