A Graniteville man was detained for first-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly assaulting a woman at his home, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Bradley Ray Hall, 49, of Whaley Pond Road, was placed in the Aiken County detention center but had been released as of Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened at about 1 a.m. on Thursday at Hall’s home, according to a sheriff’s report. The victim told officers she was spending the night with a family member when Hall entered the room where she was sleeping, grabbed her by the hips and began kissing her neck.
Hall left the room after being told by the victim several times to stop, police said. He then came back and got on top of the victim, rubbing lubricant on her.
Hall allegedly held the victim down by her neck and throat while she continued to fight and tell him to stop, police said. He tried to remove his pants but the victim “would not allow it,” so he forced his hand down her pants.
The victim said Hall could not remove his pants, so he got off of her and left the room, the report stated. She tried to run down the hall to tell another family member but Hall reportedly blocked her.
When the victim went out to a vehicle to flee, Hall grabbed her by the face and kissed her on the mouth, police said. The victim then fled to another residence to call police.
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime and courts beat for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since August 2012. He is a native of Williston and majored in communication studies at Clemson University.