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Report: Man rapes woman in forest, threatens to kill her

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities are looking for a man who abducted a woman and raped in her in a wooded area in Beaufort County.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Tecumseh Lane just after 4 a.m. on Thursday for a reported sexual assault.

The 29-year-old victim said she had been raped by a man in the area of Seaside Road and Ballpark Road.

The victim told deputies she was walking home from a friend's house at 3:30 a.m. when a white sedan pulled up and stopped in front of her. Authorities say at first the woman believed it to be someone she knew, but as the man approached her, she realized it was no one she recognized.

A police report states the suspect grabbed the victim, pulled her in a nearby woodline, sexually assaulted her and threatened to kill her.

According to investigators, after the attack, the suspect got back into his vehicle and left.

The sheriff's office describes the suspect as a black male, 6'3", 200 pounds, wearing all dark clothing.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-274-6372.

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