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Crime Report - July 3, 2013

Woman claims she was forced to commit sex acts

Posted: July 2, 2013 5:39 p.m.
Updated: July 3, 2013 5:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and Department of Social Services are looking into a case where a 31-year-old woman with mental issues claimed to have been forced to commit sex acts against her will while staying with someone who was supposed to be taking care of her. One of the alleged victim’s friends brought the matter to the KCSO’s attention.

The victim’s caregiver -- suspected of being involved in the alleged sex acts -- reported that the alleged victim’s friend attacked her the next day. The caregiver said she was walking toward Field Street in Camden when the victim’s friend started yelling at her from the passenger seat of a car. The driver of that vehicle reportedly stopped the car and the victim’s friend allegedly started to chase the caregiver on foot. The caregiver reportedly tried to flee, but the driver of the vehicle allegedly cut in front of her, pointed a shotgun out the driver’s side window and threatened to kill her.

The caregiver was able to get away and call dispatchers.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) reported the following other incidents during the period of June 24-July 1:

Someone called Kershaw County dispatch and falsely reported a gang-related fight consisting of 30 people at a Camden nightclub. The callers said there were guns and blood everywhere, but when deputies responded they saw no signs of a fight and members of the club’s security team said weren’t aware of any.

Two young African-American men allegedly assaulted a Lugoff man after they accused of him of stealing money. The victim crawled to a home on Shearwater Road, Elgin and collapsed, but was found by an Elgin woman. EMS transported the man to the hospital because his face was severely swollen.

An insurance company fired a Lugoff woman, who was also released as a patient at the hospital, for allegedly using fraudulent information to obtain narcotic prescriptions. The woman claimed that her co-worker admitted to using her information to get the medication.

A 23-year-old Chapin woman allegedly swindled a Camden woman out of $900. The Camden woman gave the Chapin woman $600 and then $300 to buy kennel supplies for her dogs. The Chapin woman quit suddenly and refused to give the victim any of the money back or provide any receipts.

An unknown man reportedly threatened an Elgin man with a bow and arrow after he, his two friends and the Elgin man got into an argument while at the Wateree River in Lugoff. 

Someone stole a Weinerman dog from a home on Highway 601. Someone also stole a French Bull Dog from a home on Spring Creek Road, Lugoff.

Someone entered a window of a home on ward Road, Lugoff and stole three firearms and two laptops.

Someone made more than $2,000 worth of purchases on a Lugoff woman’s credit card.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 15 simple assaults; 11 vandalisms; nine larcenies; five intimidations; four DUIs; three narcotic violations and harassments; two bad checks, ATM/credit card frauds, resisting arrests and public disorderly conducts; and one forgery, fraudulent check, theft from building, theft of a motorcycle, breach of peace, incorrigible, hit and run with property damage to a county ATV, swindle, theft of copper wire and wire fraud. 


The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported the following incidents during the period of June 24-27:

Two unknown men beat up a Camden man after he reportedly refused to buy drugs from them.

Someone stole more than $2,300 worth of tools and wrought iron tables and chairs.

Someone climbed into a window and stole a revolver from a home on Mill Street.

Someone threw eggs and flour at a vehicle parked on Malvern Hill Drive.

A retail employee was accused of stealing more than $300 from his till.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with vandalism of property, larceny, communicating threats and simple possession of marijuana.

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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