A Spartanburg County woman says she was sexually assaulted Tuesday morning when she stopped to help a man who said his baby was injured.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report indicates that the 9-1-1 call came in from a Lyman woman about an incident that the victim said occurred around 3:30 am.
Deputies say the woman was suffering from multiple stab wounds on her upper body and was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. The report states that she said she was driving to her grandmother’s house where she lived when she heard a man yelling out that his baby was hurt and bleeding. She stated that a man with a long beard in his mid-forties approached her. She said she offered to give him and his child a ride and he then grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground and cut her with what appeared to be a box cutter. She said he then tried to sexually assault her with a stick. The woman said that she kicked her attacker as he tried to get in her car, and then she drove back home and called for help. Deputies set us a perimeter to catch the attacker but located no one.
Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tony Ivey says investigators were to interview the victim again Tuesday afternoon.