Suspect in Five Points Sex Assault Case Identified

Columbia Police say Darius Nelson, 26, sexually assaulted a woman in Five Points this week.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Columbia police have identified the man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in Columbia's Five Points this week. 

Officers say 26-year-old Darius Nelson is charged with criminal sexual conduct first-degree, kidnapping, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. 

His bond has been continued until Saturday. 

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According to officers, the man forced the victim into a secluded area in the 700 block of Saluda Street around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

During the incident, the victim also suffered significant facial injuries after the suspect hit her several times.  As a result, the female received medical treatment. 

He's currently being held in the Richland County Detention Center. 

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