Beaufort deputies investigate attempted sex assault

ST. HELENA, S.C. (WCIV) - Beaufort County deputies aretrying to find the man who tries to sexually assault a woman late Wednesdaynight on St. Helena Island.

According to deputies, the attack happened around 10 p.m. onNo Mans Land Lane. Deputies found a 27-year-old woman with several cuts andbruises on her body and took her to Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Police said the woman told them she was on MLK Boulevardwhen she was offered a ride by a black man in a dark vehicle. When she got inthe car, the man told her to take off her clothes, the report states.

The two fought and he did remove some of her clothing,deputies reported. However, the woman was able to get the car door open. Theman then pushed her out, deputies said.{}

Anyone withinformation in reference to this incident can call Cpl. Jason Malphrus at843-255-3426 or call Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6372.