A Rock Hill man was arrested on Friday who police say sexually assaulted a woman after offering her a ride in Charlotte a week earlier.
Robert A. Thorne, 38, was arrested in Rock Hill and charged with rape, kidnapping, assault on a female, and interference with emergency communications.
Investigators say around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 27, a 24-year-old woman was walking near North Tryon Street and 26th Street when Thorne offered her a ride home.
Instead of taking her home, police say, Thorne drove the victim to a secluded area, sexually assaulted her, then left her on the 400 block of W. 24th Street.
There is no word on what evidence led to Thorne being named as a suspect in the case.
CMPD announced Thorne's arrest during a press conference in uptown Charlotte Friday afternoon. During that press conference, officers also gave more information about another reported sexual assault that happened earlier in the morning.
No further information has been released about the investigation involving Thorne.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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