Girl, 15, Reports Kidnapping Attempt in Taylors

Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a reported kidnapping attempt.

The 15-year-old victim told deputies a man tried to force her into his vehicle while she was walking on East Belvue Road near Weehawken Circle Monday at about 9:30 a.m.  The teen normally catches a bus from Wade Hampton High School to another facility, but said she was walking home because she felt ill.

The victim says the suspect drove alongside her in a red Volvo, opened the door and tried to pull her into the vehicle according to the incident report.

She tells GCSO she was able to break free and run home to call for help. Lt. Shea Smith says the teenager suffered minor injuries. The incident report says she suffered a scratch on her right cheek, bruising to her left arm and scratches on her upper chest she says she received while trying to break free of the man who grabbed her.

The suspect left in his car and drove in the direction of Rutherford Road.

A forensic sketch of the suspect is not available at this time.  Investigators say he is described as “a Hispanic man with a thin mustache. He was wearing a black baseball hat, white t-shirt and blue jeans at the time of the attack.”  The vehicle was an older model red, 4-door Volvo.

As always, please call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME if you have any information.


3 Responses to “Girl, 15, Reports Kidnapping Attempt in Taylors”

  1. Todd Michael Taylor Arrested for Rape Attempt on Wade Hampton High Student : Greenville Dragnet on April 12th, 2010 9:07 pm

    [...] the investigation unfolded into the attempted kidnapping and rape of a 15-year-old Wade Hampton High School student it became clear to investigators that the assailant must have been an older causal acquaintance of [...]

  2. Taylor on May 1st, 2010 1:07 pm

    DEF A LIE! THE LITTLE GIRL MADE THE WHOLE THING UP FOR ATTENTION! Girls these days do anything for attention.

  3. Rob Taylor on May 2nd, 2010 1:49 pm

    Even if she “made up” the kidnapping an adult messing around with a 15 year old is still rape. But I don’t think she made it up myself, because peverts are perverts. If someone will have sex with a teen they’ll rape someone too.

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